On This Day

What Happened in April 1629

Historical Events

  • Apr 14 England and France sign Peace of Susa

Famous Birthdays

  • 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)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 8 Willem Teellinck, Dutch theologist/vicar, dies at 50
  • Apr 19 Sigismondo d'India, Italian composer