Spain is effectively bankrupt.
April 26 - English colonists establish a colony at Cape Henry, Virginia which
becomes the first permanent English settlement in North America.
The British National anthem, God Save the King, is first sung.
The Jamestown settlement begins in Virginia.
Rule of Andorra is passed jointly to the king of France and the Bishop of Urgell.Births
March 12 - Paul Gerhardt
, hymnist (+ 1676).Deaths
- Italian cardinal and ecclesiastical historian.To my Homepage