1627 in History

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Events in History

  • Jan 31 Spanish government goes bankrupt
  • Mar 3 Dutch privateer Piet Heyn attacks and conquers 22 Portuguese ships in Bay of Salvador, Brazil
  • Mar 20 France & Spain sign accord for fighting protestantism

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 2 English king Charles I establishes Guyana Company

King of England Charles I
King of England
Charles I
  • Jun 10 Dutch privateer Piet Heyn attacks Portuguese ships in the Bay of All Saints, Brazil
  • Jul 10 English fleet under George Villiers reach La Rochelle [NS=June 20]
  • Jul 12 English fleet under George Villiers lands on the Rhe [NS=June 22]
  • Jul 20 English fleet under George Villiers reaches La Rochelle [OS=June 10]
  • Jul 22 English fleet under George Villiers lands on the Rhe [OS=June 12]
  • Aug 10 Cardinal Richelieu begins siege of La Rochelle

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Aug 19 Prince Frederick Henry conquers fort Groenlo

Prince of Orange Frederick Henry
Prince of Orange
Frederick Henry
  • Oct 27 English assault on French Il de Ré
  • Nov 8 English fleet under George Villiers leaves Île de Ré

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 25 Robert Boyle, Ireld, physicist/chemist/author (experiments with color)
  • Mar 27 Stephen Fox, English politician (d. 1716)
  • May 29 Anne ML of Orleans, duchess of Montpensier (Grand Mademoiselle)
  • Aug 2 Samuel Dircksz van Hoogstraten, Dutch painter

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 27 Jacques-Benigne bossuet, French bishop and writer (Louis XIV court preacher), born in Dijon, France (d. 1704)

Bishop and Writer Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
Bishop and Writer
Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
  • Sep 30 Robinson Crusoe, fictional character, according to Daniel Defoe
  • Nov 27 Louise Henriette, [Mlle d'Orange], daughter of Frederick Henry
  • Nov 29 John Ray, English naturalist (d. 1705)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 22 Olivier van Noort, Dutch navigator (b. 1558)
  • Mar 6 Krzysztof Zbaraski, Polish statesman (b. 1580)
  • Mar 22 Cornelis van Aerssen, Flemish Clerk of the House, dies at about 81
  • Apr 19 John Beaumont, English poet (b. 1583)
  • May 23 Luis de Gongora y Argote, poet/writer, dies
  • May 27 Everhardus van Bronchorst, lawyer, dies at 73
  • Jun 27 John Hayward, English historian
  • Jul 1 Nathaniel Bacon, English painter, dies at 41
  • Jul 4 Thomas Middleton, Elizabethan dramatist (Women Beware Women), dies
  • Jul 17 Lieven de Key, Flemish master builder (Vleeshal), dies at about 67
  • Jul 19 Dirck R "Didericus" Camphuysen, poet/printer/vicar, dies at about 41
  • Sep 20 Jan Gruter, Dutch critic (b. 1560)
  • Oct 21 Frederik de Houtman, navigator/governor of Ambon, dies at about 56
  • Oct 28 Jahangir, 4th Mughal Emperor of India (1605-27), dies at 58
  • Dec 26 Gonzaga, Italian monarch of Mantua/Monferrato, dies