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What Happened in 1627

Historical Events in 1627

  • Jan 31 Spanish government goes bankrupt
  • Feb 8 Gunpowder is used in a mining operation instead of mechanical tools in present-day Slovakia, reportedly the first time explosives had been used in mining
  • 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
  • Jun 20 Ottoman pirates begin raids on Icelandic villages, will eventually capture over 400 people to sell into slavery
  • 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

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World Leaders in 1627

Famous People Who Died in 1627

  • 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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