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Events in 1622

11 January: The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 10 days.
15 January: Molière, French playwright and actor, is born in Paris.
22 March: Hidden in a bookcase Hugo Grotius escapes from the indefinite imprisonment he was serving in Loevestein Castle since 1619.
26 March: Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.
1 April: (22 March OS) Indian chief Opechancanough of the Powhatan confederacy leads a massive surprise attack on the English in the Colony of Virginia, burning houses and crops, killing 347, a quarter of the population, and ensuring once and for all there would not be peace.
17 April: The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as described by the Council of Nicaea in 325.
5 June: Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.
30 June: The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1031 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.
30 July: Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.
14 September: Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.
6 October: Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.
24 December: Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.

People in 1622

Mumtaz Mahal, Trijntje Keever, Francis Bacon, Galileo Galilei, Maurice of Nassau, Johannes Kepler, Ben Jonson, John Donne, Jacob Cats, Peter Paul Rubens, John Smith, James Ussher, Hugo Grotius, Jan Pieterszoon Coen, Joost van den Vondel, Shah Jahan, Nicolas Poussin, Jacob van Campen, Jan van Goyen, René Descartes, François Duquesnoy, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Diego Velázquez, Oliver Cromwell, Pierre de Fermat, Rembrandt van Rijn, Murad IV Ghazi, John Wilkins, Charles Le Brun, Jean de La Fontaine and Andrew Marvell celebrated their birthday this year.

Presenting 1622

The year 1622 was a common year starting on a Saturday, just like 1530, 1541, 1547, 1558, 1569, 1575, 1583, 1594, 1605 and 1611 in the century before it and 1633, 1639, 1650, 1661, 1667, 1678, 1689, 1695, 1701, 1707 and 1718 in the next.

The coloured days highlight birthscake, deathsdagger, politicalcrown, scientificpaperclip, artisticpaperclip and otherasterisk historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and holidaysanchor. The newnew moon, waxingwaxing moon, fullfull moon and waningwaning moon icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.

Calculating time

The normal calendar page for the current /year?2017 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.

URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1622 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 30 March 2017.
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