Events and trends
- Great Migration
- Thirty Years' War in full swing in Europe
- 1632 - Just a couple of months before his death in battle, Swedish king Gustav II Adolf The Great ratifies the establishment of University of Tartu, the second university in the Swedish Empire
- September 8, 1636 - A vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony establishes Harvard College as the first college founded in the Americas.
- 1639, Fort St George, the first settlement of British India, is founded at Madras. 
- King Christian IV of Denmark and Norway (1588 - 1648).
- King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland (1625 - 1649).
- Hong Taiji, Emperor of the Qing.
- King Louis XIII of France (1610 - 1643).
- Cardinal Richelieu, chief minister of France (1624 - 1642).
- Ferdinand II (1620 - 1637).
- Ferdinand III (1637 - 1657).
- Frederick Henry, Stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Overijssel and Gelderland (1625 - 1647).
- Pope Urban VIII (1623 - 1644).
- King Philip IV of Spain (1621 - 1665).
- King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden (1611 - 1632)
- Queen Christina of Sweden (1632 - 1654).
- ^ Roberts, J: "History of the World.". Penguin, 1994.
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