On This Day

What Happened in June 1629

Historical Events

  • 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

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 18 Piet Hein, Dutch naval commander (Spanish silver fleet) and folk hero (b. 1577) shot by cannonball at 51
  • Jun 24 Charles Scribani, Flemish jesuit and author, dies at 67