On This Day

March 1621 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 4 Jacarta, Java, renamed Batavia
  • Mar 7 John Pieterszoon Coen's troops land on Lontor, East Indies
  • Mar 16 Native American chief visits colony of Plymouth, Massachusetts
  • Mar 22 Dutch jurist Hugo de Groot (Hugo Grotius) escapes in book chest from Loevestein Castle in the Netherlands

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 31 Andrew Marvell, English poet (To His Coy Mistress), born in Winestead, England (d. 1678)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 31 Philip III, King of Spain & Portugal (1598-1621), dies at 42