On This Day

What Happened in 1629

Historical Events

  • Mar 2 English King Charles I dissolves Parliament against opposition, imprisoning 9 members of parliament
  • Mar 10 King Charles I dissolved Parliament; he recalls it 11 years later
  • Mar 24 1st game law passed in American colonies, by Virginia
  • Apr 14 England and France sign Peace of Susa
  • May 3 French huguenot leader Duke De Rohan signs accord with Spain
  • May 22 Emperor Ferdinand II & Danish King Christian IV sign Peace of Lubeck
  • Jun 18 Sea battle at Dungeness: Piet Heyn beat the Dunkirkers, commerce raiders in the service of the Spanish Monarchy
  • Jun 28 Peace of Al├Ęs: Rights of French huguenots limited
  • Jul 10 1st non-Separatist Congregational Church in US founded (Salem, Massachusetts)
  • Aug 26 Cambridge Agreement, Massachusetts Bay Company stockholders agree to emigrate
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Famous People Born in 1629

  • Mar 9 Tsar Alexis I of Russia [Aleksey Mikhaylovich], Tsar of Russia (1645-76), born in Moscow (d. 1676)
  • Mar 19 Aleksei M Romanov, 1st Romanov tsar of Russia
  • Apr 7 Juan Jose, of Austria, Spanish general/governor of Netherlands
  • Apr 14 Christiaan Huygens, Dutch mathematician, astronomer (discovered Saturn's rings) and scientist (dynamics), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1695)
  • Apr 23 Jan Commelin, Dutch botanist and director of Hortus Botanicus, Amsterdam, born in Leiden, Netherlands (d. 1692)
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World Leaders in 1629

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 19 Abbas I, Shah of Persia (1588-1629), dies at 57
  • Jan 27 Hieronymus Praetorius, composer, dies at 68
  • Feb 13 Girolamo Giacobbi, composer, dies at 61
  • Mar 16 Emilia van Nassau, daughter of Willem of Orange & Anna of Saxon, dies at 59
  • Mar 29 Jacob de Gheyn II, Dutch artist (b. 1565)
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