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Fasilides was proclaimed emperor in 1630 during a revolt led by Sarsa Krestos, but did not reach the throne until his father abdicated in 1632



The bakufu issues a prohibition against books intended to propagate christianity and singled out books that had been translated by Jesuit missionaries into Chinese - and were thus readable by more Japanese than other books published in European languages.



February 22 - Native American Quadequine introduces popcorn to English colonists.

March 22 - Massachusetts Bay Colony outlaws the possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables.

The first account of the Childes Tomb story is published.

Puritan pamphleteer Dr. Alexander Leighton publishes "Zion's Plea Against Prelacy: An Appeal to Parliament", an attack on Anglican bishops, in London. He was sentenced by Archbishop William Laud's High Commission Court to public whipping, branding, and having his ears cut off.


November 10-November 11 – Day of Dupes – Marie de' Medici's unsuccessful attempt to oust Richelieu.


June 26 - July 6 - Swedish troops under Gustavus Adolphus land in Pomerania, Germany to aid Protestants.


The Black Plague hits Italy. This epidemic, often referred to as Great Plague of Milan, claimed the lives of approximately 280,000 people, with the cities of Lombardy and Venice experiencing particularly high death rates. This episode is considered one of the last outbreaks of the centuries-long pandemic of bubonic plague which began with the Black Death.

§Papal States

In 1630 the Grand Master of the Hospitaller Order was awarded ecclesiastic equality with the cardinals and the unique hybrid style His Most Eminent Highness, reflecting both qualities qualifying him as a true Prince of the Roman Catholic Church.


Johann Heinrich Alsted's Encyclopaedia is published.


June 6 - Swedish warships depart from Stockholm to Germany.

§North America

§United States

July 6 - Success, last ship of the Winthrop Fleet, lands safely at Salem harbor, Massachusetts Bay Colony.

September 17 - The city of Boston, Massachusetts is founded.

September 24 - First ship of de Sauce's emigrants arrive at Southampton Hundred on the James River in Virginia.

§U.S. Religion

January 1 - The Book of Common Prayer was discontinued in the church led by Samuel Skelton, and the church then became the Second Independent Congregational Church in New England. This change, along with the significant assistance of Skelton, made it possible for the Pilgrims and the Puritans to unite as one colony.

§North Atlantic


The Furnas volcano erupted killing 200 people in a large eruption.

§South America


Paramaribo, Suriname is first settled by the British.


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