On This Day

What Happened on June 18, 1629

Historical Events


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

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

Dutch Admiral and Privateer Piet Heyn
Dutch Admiral and Privateer
Piet Heyn

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPiet Heyn

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

Dutch Admiral and Privateer Piet Heyn
Dutch Admiral and Privateer
Piet Heyn

1629 Highlights

About June 18, 1629

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 391 years, 5 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini