On This Day

What Happened in 1627

Historical Events

  • 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
  • Jun 2 English king Charles I establishes Guyana Company
  • 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]
  • Aug 10 Cardinal Richelieu begins siege of La Rochelle
  • Aug 19 Prince Frederick Henry conquers fort Groenlo
  • Oct 2 Last Emperor of the Chinese Ming dynasty, Chongzhen, comes to the throne after death of his brother Emperor Tianqi

World Leaders in 1627

Famous Deaths

  • 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 2 Lodovico Grossi da Viadana, Italian composer (b. 1560)
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