What Happened in October 1627

Historical Events

Historic Event

Oct 2 Last Emperor of the Chinese Ming dynasty, Chongzhen, comes to the throne after death of his brother Emperor Tianqi

Historic Event

Oct 27 English invasion force under George Villiers assaults the French island of Île de Ré


Famous Deaths

  • Oct 21 Frederik de Houtman, Dutch navigator (1st Dutch expedition to Java) and colonial governor of Ambon and the Moluccas, dies at 55 or 56
  • Oct 28 Jahangir, 4th Mughal Emperor of India (1605-27), dies at 58