On This Day

What Happened in June 1629

Historical Events

  • 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]

Victory in Battle

Jun 18 Sea battle at Dungeness: Piet Heyn beats the Dunkirkers, commerce raiders in the service of the Spanish Monarchy

  • Jun 28 Peace of Alès: Rights of French huguenots limited

Famous Deaths

Piet Heyn

Jun 18 Piet Heyn, Dutch privateer who captured a Spanish silver fleet and admiral who became a folk hero, shot by cannonball during a skirmish with privateers at 51

  • Jun 24 Charles Scribani, Flemish jesuit and author, dies at 67