March 29 - Swedish colonists establish first settlement in Delaware, called New Sweden.Pedro Texeira
makes the first ascent of the Amazon River, from its mouth to Quito, Ecuador.
The same trip had been made in the opposite direction in 1541.
The Netherlands colonizes Mauritius.
Shipwrecked sailors from England found the first known European settlement in Belize.
Swedish settlers arrive on the ships Kalmare Nyckel and Fågel Grip to the American colony
New Sweden (Delaware).Births
September 5 - Future King Louis XIV
November 25 - Catherine of Braganza
, Queen-Consort of King Charles II of England.Baptized
September 19 - Anthonie Hoffer
:Johann Heinrich Alsted
, German theologian.To my Homepage