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Heads of State · Nekrolog

The Battle of White Mountain on a painting by Pieter Snayers
The Bohemian estates are subject to the Catholic League
in the Battle of White Mountain .
Frederick I of Bohemia (representation painting)
The “winter king” Friedrich I
flees from Bohemia.
Artist's impression of Taichang
Taichang becomes
Emperor of China for a short time .
Mayflower in Plymouth, by William Halsall (1882)
The Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth .
1620 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1068/69 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1612/13 (September 10-11)
Bengali solar calendar 1025/26 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2163/64 (southern Buddhism); 2162/63 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 71st (72nd) cycle

Year of the metal monkey庚申 ( at the beginning of the year Earth-Sheep 己未)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 982/983 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 3953/54 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 998/999
Islamic calendar 1029/30 (turn of the year 25/26 November)
Jewish calendar 5380/81 (September 27-28)
Coptic calendar 1336/37 (September 10-11)
Malayalam calendar 795/796
Seleucid era Babylon: 1930/31 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1931/32 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1676/77 (April)


Politics and world events

Thirty Years' War

Georg Wilhelm of Brandenburg
Siege of Bautzen

Ottoman-Polish War

Other events in Europe


North American colonies

The Pilgrim Fathers shortly before their departure for America (Robert W. Weir, 1844)
Signing of the Mayflower Treaty


science and technology

Bonet: sign language
  • Juan Pablo Bonet wrote the first known work on pedagogy for the deaf and mute. In his work Reducción de las letras y arte para enseñar a ablar los mudos the so-called finger alphabet for communication for the hearing impaired is described for the first time .


De la Tour: The cardsharp with the ace of diamonds
Judith and Holofernes



First half of the year

Ninon de Lenclos, portrait by Louis Ferdinand Elle

Second half of the year

Albrecht Brandenburg-Ansbach, 1634

Exact date of birth unknown

Born around 1620


First half of the year

Sidonia von Borcke, depiction of the 18th century.

Second half of the year

Exact date of death unknown

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