March 20 - The Dutch East India Company is established as The United East India
Company by the Dutch Staats-General.
May 15 - Bartolomew Gosnold becomes the first European to discover Cape Cod.
June - James Lancaster's East India Company fleet arrives at Achin, Sumatra to deal
with the local ruler. Having defeated Portugal's ally, the ruler is happy to do business,
and Lancaster seizes a large Portuguese Galleon and loots it.
The Netherlands begins establishing itself as ruler of Indonesia.Ben Jonson
writes Poetaster.William Shakespeare
writes The Merry Wives of Windsor.Births
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