1629 in History

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Events in History


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Mar 2 English King Charles I dissolves Parliament against opposition, imprisoning 9 members of parliament

King of England Charles I
King of England
Charles I
  • Mar 10 King Charles I dissolved Parliament; he recalled it 11 years later
  • Mar 24 1st game law passed in American colonies, by Virginia
  • Apr 14 England & France sign Peace of Susa
  • Apr 17 1st commercial fishery established
  • May 3 French huguenot leader duke De Rohan signs accord with Spain
  • May 22 Emperor Ferdinand II & Danish King Christian IV sign Peace of Lubeck
  • Jun 18 Sea battle at Dungeness: Piet Heyn beat the Dunkirkers, commerce raiders in the service of the Spanish Monarchy
  • Jun 28 Peace of Al├Ęs: Rights of French huguenots limited
  • Jul 10 1st non-Separatist Congregational Church in US founded (Salem, Massachusetts)
  • Aug 26 Cambridge Agreement, Massachusetts Bay Company stockholders agree to emigrate

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 14 Siege of 's-Hertogenbosch: Spanish garrison surrenders to Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange

Prince of Orange Frederick Henry
Prince of Orange
Frederick Henry
  • Sep 24 Jacques Specx appointed governor-general of Dutch-Indies
  • Sep 26 Sweden & Poland signs Peace of Altmark
  • Oct 13 Dutch West Indies Co grants religious freedom in West Indies
  • Oct 30 King Charles I gives Bahamas to Sir Robert Heath
  • Nov 3 Prince Frederick Henry festival in The Hague

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 9 Tsar Alexis I of Russia (d. 1676)
  • Mar 19 Aleksei M Romanov, 1st Romanov tsar of Russia
  • Apr 7 Juan Jose, of Austria, Spanish general/governor of Netherlands
  • Apr 14 Christian Huygens, Holland, astronomer (discovered Saturn's rings)
  • Apr 23 John Commelin, director (Hortus Botanicus, Amsterdam)
  • May 8 Niels Juel, Danish admiral (d. 1697)
  • Aug 12 Tsar Alexei I of Russia (d. 1676)
  • Aug 17 King John [Jan] III Sobieski of Poland. Victor over the Turks in 1683 (d. 1696)
  • Sep 9 Cornelis Tromp, Dutch lt-adm-gen/son of Maarten Tromp
  • Sep 21 Philip Cardinal Howard, English Catholic cardinal (d. 1694)
  • Nov 1 St. Oliver Plunkett, last Catholic martyr to die in England. (d. 1681)
  • Dec 20 Pieter de Hoogh, Dutch painter

Deaths in History

  • Jan 19 Abbas I, Shah of Persia (1588-1629), dies at 57
  • Mar 16 Emilia of Nassau, daughter of Willem of Orange, dies at 59
  • Mar 29 Jacob de Gheyn II, Dutch artist (b. 1565)
  • Apr 8 Willem Teellinck, Dutch theologist/vicar, dies at 50
  • May 29 Arnold Baert, Flemish lawyer/member of Great Council, dies at about 74
  • Jun 18 Piet Hein, Dutch naval commander (Spanish silver fleet) and folk hero (b. 1577) shot by cannonball at 51
  • Jun 24 Carolus Scribani, Italian/Flemish jesuit/writer, dies at 67
  • Jul 13 Caspar Bartholin the Elder, Danish physician, theologian, writer on anatomy, dies at 44
  • Aug 21 Camillo Procaccini, Italian painter/etcher, dies
  • Sep 21 John Pieterszoon Coen, merchant/gov-gen of East-Indies, dies at 42
  • Oct 2 Pierre the Barulle, French cardinal/founder (French Oratorio), dies
  • Oct 3 Giorgi Saakadze, Georgian military leader (b. 1570)
  • Oct 21 Tumengung Buraksa, Matarams/Javanese general, dies in battle
  • Nov 15 Bethlen Gabor, King of Hungary (1620-29), dies at 49