On This Day

What Happened in October 1627

Historical Events


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

Chinese Emperor Chongzhen
Chinese Emperor
Chongzhen

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

Courtier and Statesman George Villiers
Courtier and Statesman
George Villiers

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 21 Frederik de Houtman, navigator/governor of Ambon, dies at about 56
  • Oct 28 Jahangir, 4th Mughal Emperor of India (1605-27), dies at 58