Decades: 1570s 1580s 1590s 1600s 1610s - 1620s - 1630s - 1640s 1650s 1660s 1670s
Years: 1621 1622 1623 1624 1625 - 1626 - 1627 1628 1629 1630 1631
Spanish establish a trading colony on Taiwan.
Dutch traders purchase Manhattan from the Canarsee Indians.
Work begins on building the sailing ship HMS Wasa.
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 dissolves Parliament.
October 4 - Richard Cromwell, later Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland.
December 18 - Princess Christina Alexandra Vasa, later Queen Christina of Sweden.
February 20 - John Dowland, composer and lutenist
Francis Bacon, English scientist and statesman\n