Centuries: 16th century - 17th century - 18th century
Decades: 1570s 1580s 1590s 1600s 1610s - 1620s - 1630s - 1640s 1650s 1660s 1670s
Years: 1623 1624 1625 1626 1627 - 1628 - 1629 1630 1631 1632 1633
August 10: The Swedish 64 gun sailing ship HMS Wasa sinks on her maiden voyage
September 6 - Puritans settle Salem which will later become part of Massachusetts Bay Colony.
Charles I reconvenes the English Parliament and accepts the Petition of Right as a concession to gain his subsidies
January 12 - Charles Perrault, folklorist (+ 1703)
Gregor Aichinger, composer