Historical Events in 1626

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  • Feb 6 Huguenot rebels & French sign Peace of La Rochelle
  • Feb 27 Yuan Chonghuan is appointed Governor of Liaodong, after he led the Chinese into a great victory against the Manchurians under Nurhaci.
  • Apr 25 Battle at the Dessau bridge: Albrecht von Wallenstein beats Ernst von Mansfeld
  • May 4 Peter Minuit becomes director-general of New Netherlands
  • May 6 Dutch colonist Peter Minuit buys Manhattan Island from local Indians for 60 guilders worth of trinkets

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Jun 15 King Charles I disbands English parliament

King of England Charles I
King of England
Charles I
  • Jul 5 Battle at Lenz: Rebel Austrian Boers defeated
  • Aug 1 Earl Earnest Casimir conquers Oldenzaal
  • Aug 27 Battle of Lutter: Catholic League beats Danish king Christian IV
  • Sep 30 Battle between King Bethlen Gabor & Earl Mansfeld-Wallenstein ends
  • Nov 18 St. Peter's Basilica is consecrated, replacing earlier basilica, world's largest Christian basilica
  • Dec 1 Pasha Muhammad ibn Farukh tyrannical gov of Jerusalem, driven out
  • Dec 20 Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II and Prince of Transylvania Gabor Bethlen sign Peace of Pressburg (Bratislava)