Spanish establish a trading colony on Taiwan.
Dutch traders purchase Manhattan from the Canarsee Indians.
Work begins on building the sailing ship Vasa.
The Duchy of Urbino is incorporated into the Papal States.
The English Parliament impeach George Villiers, 1st Duke of
Buckingham, favorite of Charles I
of England.Charles I
October 4 - Richard Cromwell
, later Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland.
December 18 - Princess Christina Alexandra Vasa
, later Queen Christina of Sweden.Baptized
February 20 - John Dowland
, composer and lutenist.Francis Bacon
, English scientist and statesman.To my Homepage