What Happened In History Year 1620

Historical Events for the Year 1620

  • 1st August » The Speedwell (ship) Speedwell leaves Delfshaven to bring Pilgrims (Plymouth Colony) pilgrims to Plymouth Colony America by way of England.
  • 5th August » The 'Mayflower' departs from Southampton or Southampton, England on its first attempt to reach North America.
  • 6th September » The Pilgrim (Plymouth Colony) or Pilgrims sail from Plymouth, England, on the 'Mayflower' to settle in North America. (Old Style date; September 16 per New Style date.)
  • 16th September » Pilgrim Fathers or Pilgrims set sail from England on the Mayflower.
  • 8th November » The Battle of White Mountain takes place near Prague, ending in a decisive Catholic victory in only two hours.
  • 9th November » Pilgrim (Plymouth Colony) or Pilgrims aboard the 'Mayflower' sight land at Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
  • 11th November » The Mayflower Compact is signed in what is now Provincetown Harbor near Cape Cod.
  • 21st November » Plymouth Colony List of passengers on the Mayflower called settlers sign the Mayflower Compact (November 11, Old Style and New Style dates called O.S.).
  • 21st December » Plymouth Colony: William Bradford (Plymouth governor) e.g William Bradford and the 'Mayflower' Pilgrims (Plymouth Colony) or Pilgrims land on what is now known as Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Famous Birthdays in 1620

  • 4th February » Gustaf Bonde, Finnish-Swedish politician (d. 1667)
  • 15th February » François Charpentier, French archaeologist (d. 1702)
  • 16th February » Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg (d. 1688)
  • 12th March » Johann Heinrich Hottinger, Swiss philologist and theologian (d. 1667)
  • 17th April » Marguerite Bourgeoys, French saint, founded the Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal (d. 1700)
  • 24th April » John Graunt, English statistician (d. 1674)
  • 20th July » Nikolaes Heinsius the Elder, Dutch poet and scholar (d. 1681)
  • 21st July » Jean Picard, French astronomer (d. 1682)
  • 6th September » Isabella Leonarda, Italian composer (d. 1704)
  • 1st October » Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem, Dutch painter (d. 1683)
  • 16th October » Pierre Paul Puget, French painter and sculptor (d. 1694)
  • 20th October » Aelbert Cuyp, Dutch painter (d. 1691)
  • 31st October » John Evelyn, English gardener and author (d. 1706)
  • 20th November » Avvakum, Russian priest and saint (d. 1682)
  • 18th December » Heinrich Roth, German missionary and scholar (d. 1668)

Famous Deaths in History for 1620

  • 19th February » Roemer Visscher, Dutch merchant and author (b. 1547)
  • 1st March » Thomas Campion, English poet and composer (b. 1567)
  • 17th March » John Sarkander, Polish-Moravian priest and saint (b. 1576)
  • 25th March » Johannes Nucius, German composer (b. 1556)
  • 16th May » William Adams (sailor) e.g William Adams, English sailor and navigator (b. 1564)
  • 18th August » Wanli Emperor of China (b. 1563)
  • 26th September » Taichang Emperor of China (b. 1582)
  • 7th October » Stanisław Żółkiewski, Polish-Lithuanian commander (b. 1547)

Historical events for the year 1620 by month