Decades: 1570s 1580s 1590s 1600s 1610s - 1620s - 1630s - 1640s 1650s 1660s 1670s
Years: 1615 1616 1617 1618 1619 - 1620 - 1621 1622 1623 1624 1625
September 6 - English emigrants on the Mayflower depart from Plymouth, England for the future New England and arrive at the end of the year. The Mayflower Compact is signed on November 11.
November 8 - The Battle of White Mountain
Two officers of the British East India Company attempt to claim the Table Mountain region (in present-day South Africa) for England, but fail.
February 16 - Friedrich Wilhelm, the "Great Elector" of Brandenburg, Duke of Prussia (+ 1688)
March 1 - Thomas Campion, poet and composer\n