Historical Events in 1632

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Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 22 Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published.

Astronomer & Physicist Galileo Galilei
Astronomer & Physicist
Galileo Galilei
  • Mar 29 Treaty of Saint-Germain is signed, returning Quebec to French control after the English had seized it in 1629.
  • Apr 15 Battle of Rain; Swedes under Gustavus Adolphus defeat Count Tilly of the Holy Roman Empire during the Thirty Years' War.
  • Apr 16 Albrecht von Wallenstein appointed supreme military commander of the Holy Roman Empire
  • May 25 Albrecht von Wallenstein recaptures Prague on Saksen

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Jun 4 Prince Frederick Henry conquers Venlo

Prince of Orange Frederick Henry
Prince of Orange
Frederick Henry
  • Jun 5 Prince Frederick Henry conquers Roermond
  • Jun 8 Prince Frederick Henry conquers Sittard
  • Jun 20 Britain grants 2nd Lord Baltimore rights to Chesapeake Bay area
  • Jul 22 Foundation laid in Madrid for Buen Retiro-palace for king Philip IV
  • Jul 23 Three hundred colonists bound for New France depart from Dieppe, France.
  • Aug 22 Prince Frederick Henry occupies Maastricht
  • Aug 28 Henry Casimir I appointed viceroy of Drenthe
  • Sep 1 Battle at Castelnaudary: Henri de Montmorency's rebellion army loses
  • Sep 3 Battle of Nuremberg: Duke Wallenstein beats Sweden
  • Oct 1 Battle at Castelnaudary: Duke Henri de Montmorency's rebel army loses
  • Oct 5 Henry Casimir I appointed viceroy of Groningen
  • Nov 6 Battle at Lutzen: Swedish/Saxon army beats imperial armies
  • Nov 16 Battle of L├╝tzen: Sweden beats imperial armies under Albrect von Wallenstein