On This Day

1622 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 1 Papal Chancery adopts Jan 1 as beginning of the year (was Mar 25)
  • Jan 6 Pope Gregory XV forms Congregatio the Propagande Fide
  • Jan 7 Germany & Transylvania sign Peace of Nikolsburg

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Feb 8 King James I disbands the English parliament

King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI
  • Mar 12 Ignatius of Loyola declared a saint
  • Mar 22 First American Indian (Powhatan) massacre of Europeans in Jamestown Virginia, 347 killed
  • Aug 10 John Mason and Ferdinando Gorges receive a land patent of the Province of Maine.

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Sep 5 Richelieu appointed Cardinal under French King Louis XIII

King of France Louis XIII
King of France
Louis XIII
  • Sep 6 Spanish silver fleet disappears off Florida Keys; 1,000s die
  • Oct 18 French King Louis XIII & Huguenots sign Treaty of Montpellier

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 Isaac Sweers, Dutch Admiral/general/Civil rights activist
  • Jan 15 Molière [Jean-Baptiste Poquelin], French playwright (The Misanthrope), born in Paris, Kingdom of France (d. 1673)
  • Jan 20 Susanna van Baerle, Dutch poet/wife of Geeraert Burns
  • Jan 28 Adrien Auzout, French astronomer (d. 1691)
  • Feb 13 Adam Pijnacker, Dutch landscape painter and etcher, baptized
  • Feb 24 Johannes Clauberg, German theologian and philosopher (d. 1665)
  • Feb 27 Rembrandt Carel Fabritius, Dutch painter
  • Apr 5 Vincenzo Viviani, Italian mathematician (Viviani's theorem), born in Florence, Italy (d. 1703)
  • Apr 7 Louise Hollandine, daughter of King Frederik V & Elizabeth Stuart
  • Apr 17 Henry Vaughan, English poet (Silex Scintillans), born in Newton St. Bridget, Brecknockshire, Wales (d. 1695)
  • May 8 Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1698)
  • May 22 Louis de Buade de Frontenac, French soldier and Governor General of New France, born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France (d. 1698)
  • Jun 6 Claude-Jean Allouez, French Jesuit missionary and explorer, born in Saint-Didier, France (d. 1689)
  • Aug 16 Tsjerk Hiddes de Vries, Dutch admiral, born in Sexbierum, Netherlands (d. 1666)
  • Oct 16 Pierre Paul Puget, French artist, born in Marseille, France (d. 1694)
  • Nov 8 Galenus Abrahamsz de Haen, Dutch baptist pastor (Lambs' War), born in Zierikzee, Netherlands (d. 1706)
  • Nov 8 Charles X Gustav, King of Sweden (1654-60), born in Nyköping Castle, Sweden (d. 1660)
  • Nov 30 Thomas of Apshoven, Flemish painter, born in Antwerp
  • Dec 16 Kurt S Adeler, Danish admiral/ship builder

Deaths in History

  • Jan 23 William Baffin, English explorer, dies of a gunshot wound at about 38
  • Feb 19 Sir Henry Savile, English scholar and educator, translated the New Testament into English, dies at 72
  • Mar 5 Ranuccio I Farnese, Duke of Parma and Piacenza (1592-1622), dies at 52
  • Apr 24 Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Swiss friar, martyr, and saint, dies at 44
  • May 3 Pedro Páez, Spanish Jesuit missionary (b. 1564)
  • May 15 Peter Plancius, Flemish vicar/cartographer, dies at about 69
  • May 20 Osman II, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1618-22), dies at 17
  • Jun 16 Alexander Seton, 1st Earl of Dunfermline, Chancellor of Scotland (b. 1555)
  • Jul 1 William Parker, 4th Baron Monteagle, English peer and politician who helped stop the Gunpowder Plot, dies at around 47
  • Dec 28 Francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva, writer and saint, dies at 55