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What Happened in 1629

Historical Events

  • Mar 2 English King Charles I dissolves Parliament against opposition, imprisoning 9 members of parliament
  • Mar 10 English King Charles I dissolves Parliament for the 4th time in his reign, summons new Parliament 11 years later, only to be dissolved after 3 months
  • 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 4 Dutch East India ship Batavia wrecks on Morning Reef off the Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia, with 200 survivors (only 70 survive after three months due to mutiny and murders) [1]
  • Jun 18 Sea battle at Dungeness: Piet Heyn beats 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)
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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