Catalan countriesRest of the worldPuritans arrive in Salem (Massachusetts)
Cardinal Richelieu is appointed Prime Minister
War between France and Spain for control of Mantua
William Harvey publishes his findings on blood circulation
Països CatalansRest of the worldJanuary 12 - Paris: Charles Perrault, French writer (d. 1703).
January 14 - Valencia: Francesc Ribalta, Catalan painter influenced by darkness (b. 1565). Rest of the world
July 12 - Liérganes (Cantabria): Joan Decorte called Curtius industrialist and arms dealer
November 14 - Hangzhou (China): Nicolas Trigault, Flemish Jesuit, missionary to China (b. 1577).