1632 in History

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Events in History


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 Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange, 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 Lützen: Sweden beats imperial armies under Albrect von Wallenstein

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 8 Samuel, Freiherr von Pufendorf, German jurist
  • Jan 29 Johann Georg Graevius, German classical scholar and critic (d. 1703)
  • Feb 20 Thomas Osborne, Duke of Leeds, English PM (1690-94)/founder (Tories)
  • Apr 6 Maria Leopoldine of Austria, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1649)
  • May 8 Heino Heinrich Graf von Flemming, German marshal (d. 1706)
  • Jun 10 Esprit Fléchier, French writer and bishop (d. 1710)
  • Aug 2 Kaspar von Stieler, German poet (Teutsche Wolredner)
  • Aug 20 Louis Bourdaloue, French Jesuit preacher (d. 1704)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 29 John Locke, English empiricist philosopher; influential Enlightenment thinker and "Father of Liberalism" (Two Treatises of Government), born in Wrington, England (d. 1704)

Philosopher John Locke
Philosopher
John Locke

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 20 Christopher Wren, English astronomer and architect (St. Paul's Cathedral), born in East Knoyle, Wiltshire (d. 1723)

Architect Christopher Wren
Architect
Christopher Wren
  • Oct 24 Antony van Leeuwenhoek, Hol, naturalist (Philosophical Transactions)
  • Oct 30 Richard Brinsley Sheridan, playwright (School for Scandal) (or 1751)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 31 Jan Vermeer, Dutch painter (Procuress, Astronomer), born in Delft, Netherlands (d. 1675)

Painter Jan Vermeer
Painter
Jan Vermeer
  • Nov 23 Jean Mabillon, French palaeographer and diplomat (d. 1707)
  • Nov 24 Baruch "Benedict" de Spinoza, Amsterdam, rationalist philosopher
  • Dec 17 Anthony Wood, English antiqurian (d. 1695)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 31 Joost Bürgi, Swiss clockmaker and mathematician (b. 1552)
  • Apr 15 George Calvert, Proprietor of the Avalon (Maryland) Colony (b. 1580)
  • Apr 20 Nicolas Antione, converted to Judiasm, burned at the stake
  • Apr 30 Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly, Holy Roman field marshal who commanded the Catholic League's forces in the Thirty Years' War, dies of tetanus after being wounded by a cannonball at 73

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 30 Sigismund III Vasa, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania (1587-1632) and King of Sweden (1592-99), dies at 65

  • May 25 Adam Tanner, Austrian mathematician and philosopher (b. 1572)
  • Jun 2 Ernst Casimir, count of Nassau-Dietz/mayor of Friesland, dies at 58
  • Jun 22 James Whitelocke, English judge (b. 1570)
  • Jul 29 Samuel Ampzing, vicar/poet (Biblical Treasures), dies
  • Aug 20 Valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38
  • Aug 25 Thomas Dekker, English dramatist (b. ca. 1572)
  • Sep 7 Emperor Susenyos of Ethiopia
  • Sep 13 Leopold V, regent of the Tyrol (b. 1586)
  • Oct 12 Kutsuki Mototsuna, Japanese samurai commander (b. 1549)
  • Oct 30 Henri de Montmorency, French duke/plotter, beheaded
  • Nov 6 Gustavus II Adolphus, King of Sweden, dies at battle of Lutzen at 37
  • Nov 17 Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Bavarian field marshal (b. 1594)
  • Nov 27 John Eliot, English parliament leader/author (In Jail), dies at 40
  • Nov 29 Frederick V, Elector Palatine and King of Bohemia, dies at 36
  • Dec 8 Philippe van Lansberge, Flemish astronomer (b. 1561)
  • Dec 20 Nicolas Antoine, French cath pastor who converted to Judaism, executed