On This Day

What Happened in March 1627

Historical Events


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Mar 3 Dutch privateer Piet Heyn attacks and conquers 22 Portuguese ships in Bay of Salvador, Brazil

Dutch Admiral and Privateer Piet Heyn
Dutch Admiral and Privateer
Piet Heyn
  • Mar 20 France & Spain sign accord for fighting protestantism

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 27 Stephen Fox, English politician, born in Farley, Wiltshire (d. 1716)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 6 Krzysztof Zbaraski, Polish statesman (b. 1580)
  • Mar 22 Cornelis van Aerssen, Flemish Clerk of the House, dies at about 81