Events in History in 1617

George Villiers, Earl of Buckingham

Jan 6 English court favorite George Villiers is made Earl of Buckingham by King James I

  • Mar 9 Sweden & Russia sign Peace of Stolbowa
  • Aug 23 1st one-way streets open (London)
  • Oct 9 Peace of Pavia between Spain and Savoye
  • Oct 31 Laurens Reael resigns as governor-general of Dutch East Indies
  • Dec 16 Spanish viceroy Hernando Arias de Saavedra founds provinces Rio de la Plata (Argentina)/Guaira (Paraguay)