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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 16th century17th century18th century
Decades: 1590s 1600s 1610s1620s1630s 1640s 1650s
Years: 1620 1621 1622 1623 1624 1625 1626 1627 1628 1629
Categories: BirthsDeathsArchitecture

The 1620s decade ran from January 1, 1620, to December 31, 1629.


Events and trends


Major ongoing events

  • Age of Exploration (1419 – c.Early 17th Century): Though mankind's cartographical knowledge of the world was still imperfect, it had come a long way since Christopher Columbus re-discovered the Americas in 1492 (about 500 years after the Vikings, the first Europeans to discover the Continent of North America). It was during this Decade in which European Explorers such as John Smith, François Thijssen, Étienne Brûlé, Willem Janszoon, David Kirke, and William Baffin thrived. Important discoveries made during this decade included the discovery of the southern coast of Australia by François Thijssen of Holland and French explorer Étienne Brûlé's discovery (or then at least the first sighting of it by a European) of Lake Superior.
Another figure, though not an explorer per se, who explored an area unknown to Europeans was Portugese Jesuit missionary Estêvão Cacella. He recorded his travel through and stay at the Himalayan country of Bhutan during his mission to Tibet.
However even in this increasingly globalizing age, most of Australia and the Pacific Islands would remain isolated from the rest of the world for the next century and a half.











  • March 4 – Massachusetts Bay Colony is granted a Royal Charter.
  • March 6 – Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor issues the Edict of Restitution. The Edict restores properties lost by the Catholic Church to Protestants to their former owners and grants religious freedom to Catholics and Lutherans, but not to other non-Lutheran Protestants.
  • March 9 – In an agreement between Imam Al-Mu'ayyad Muhammad of Yemen and the Ottomans, the Turks withdrew from Sana'a and moved their forces to the coast with the Imam's protection. This first period of Ottoman rule would subsequently end in 1635.
  • March 10 – Charles I dissolves the English Parliament, beginning the Eleven Years' Tyranny.
  • May- Christian IV of Denmark and Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II sign the Treaty of Lübeck. After this moment Danish intervention ends.
  • June 4 – The Batavia runs aground west of Australia.
  • July 19 – Quebec City is captured by an English fleet led by the adventurer David Kirke. However, England-Wales would be forced to return the city to French control in 1632 in accordance to an agreement between Charles I of England and Scotland and Louis XIII of France.
  • September 25 – Sir Thomas Roe arranges a peace treaty, that being the Truce of Altmark, between Sweden and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, thus ending the last of the Polish–Swedish wars.
  • November 8 – Emperor Go-Mizunoo of Japan abdicates the throne in favour of his daughter, who becomes Empress Meishō.
  • December 31 – The English government acts to remove Sir Sackville Crowe, because of his mismanagement of the treasury of the Navy, from his position as Treasurer of the Navy setting the end of his administration in that position effective January 21 of the following year.[14]
  • December 31 – The English government issues a statements regarding the business of the British East India Company in Amboyna in response to claims made by the Dutch government in its justification regarding the Amboyna massacre.[15]
  • Undated

1620s in fiction and popular culture

Significant people

World leaders

Important personalities

Contemporaries yet to gain fame

Asterisks indicate that the individual became well known posthumously.


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Millennia: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 16th century - 17th century - 18th century
Decades: 1590s 1600s 1610s - 1620s - 1630s 1640s 1650s
Years: 1620 1621 1622 1623 1624
1625 1626 1627 1628 1629
Categories: Births - Deaths - Architecture
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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 16th century17th century18th century
Decades: 1590s 1600s 1610s1620s1630s 1640s 1650s
Years: 1620 1621 1622 1623 1624 1625 1626 1627 1628 1629
Categories: BirthsDeathsArchitecture

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