Year 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
  • Feb 8 King James I disbands the English parliament
  • 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.
  • Sep 5 Richelieu appointed Cardinal under French King 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

Historical Figures Born in 1622

  • 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

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Historical Figures Who Died in 1622

  • Jan 23 William Baffin, English explorer, dies of a gunshot wound at in attack on Qeshm 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)

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