Centuries: 16th century - 17th century - 18th century
Decades: 1560s 1570s 1580s 1590s 1600s - 1610s - 1620s - 1630s 1640s 1650s 1660s
Years: 1614 1615 1616 1617 1618 - 1619 - 1620 1621 1622 1623 1624
May 13 - Dutch statesman Johan van Oldenbarnevelt is executed in The Hague after having been accused of treason.
July 30 - In Jamestown, Virginia, the first representative assembly in the Americas, the House of Burgesses, convenes for the first time.
December 4 - Thirty-eight colonists from Berkeley Parish in England disembark in Virginia and give thanks to God (this is considered by some to be the first Thanksgiving in the Americas).
Slaves are first brought to the United States.
Ferdinand II elected as Holy Roman Emperor.
England establishes its first outpost in India.
February 24 - Charles Le Brun, French painter and art theorist
March 6 - Cyrano de Bergerac, soldier, poet
March 4 - Anne of Denmark, Consort of James I of England
March 13 - Richard Burbage, actor
May 13 - Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Dutch statesman