1621 in History – What happened in year 1621

✅ Published on March 26th, 2009 in 17th Century in History

In history, year 1621 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1621.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1621 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
17 februaryMyles Standish was elected as the first commander of thePlymouth Colony militia, a position he would hold for the rest of hislife.
16 marchSamoset became the first Native American to make contact withthe Pilgrims when he strolled straight through the middle of theencampment at Plymouth Colony and greeted them in English.
21 SeptemberKing James I of Britain gave Sir Alexander Sterling the right to subdivide the Nova Scotia.
12 AprilBirth of Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur.


Famous birthdays in the year 1621:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 February Johannes Schefferus / Author / Sweden
08 JulyJean de La Fontaine / Poet / France
08 SeptemberLouis / General / France
19 AugustGerbrand van den Eeckhout / Painter / Netherlands
22 JulyAnthony Ashley Cooper / Politician / United Kingdom
23 AprilWilliam Penn / Politician / United Kingdom
23 DecemberEdmund Berry Godfrey / Lawyer / United Kingdom
23 DecemberHeneage Finch / Politician / United Kingdom
25 AprilRoger Boyle / Politician / United Kingdom
27 January Thomas Willis / Physician / United Kingdom
31 March Andrew Marvell / Politician / United Kingdom
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