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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1622 AD

January

January 1: Papal Chancery adopts Jan 1 as beginning of the year (was Mar 25)
January 6: Pope Gregory XV forms Congregatio the Propagande Fide
January 7: Germany and Transylvania sign Peace of Nikolsburg

February

February 8: King James I disbands the English parliament

March

March 12: Ignatius of Loyola declared a saint
March 22: 1st Indian (Powhattan) massacre of whites Jamestown, Virginia; 347 slain

August

August 10: County Maine appended on John Mason/Fernandino Gorges

September

September 5: Richelieu becomes cardinal
September 6: Spanish silver fleet disappears off Florida Keys; 1,000s die

October

October 18: French King Louis XIII and Huguenots sign treaty of Montpellier
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