The Long Parliament passes a series of legislation designed to containCharles I
's absolutist tendencies.
The Dutch found a trading colony on Dejima, near Nagasaki, Japan.
Portugal is ousted from Malacca by the Dutch.
Claudio Monteverdi's opera Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria is first performed.
Moses Amyraut's De l'elevation de la foy et de l'abaissement de la raison
en la creance des mysteres de la religion is published.Births
, French Protestant clergyman.Janez Vajkard Valvasor
, Slovenian nobleman and polymath.Deaths
May 12 - Thomas Wentworth
, Earl of Strafford.Catharina Adriaansdr. Poelvoet
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