On This Day

What Happened in September 1629

Historical Events

Victory in Battle

Sep 14 Siege of 's-Hertogenbosch: Spanish garrison surrenders to Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange

  • Sep 24 Jacques Specx appointed governor-general of Dutch-Indies
  • Sep 24 Danish Renaissance Kronborg Castle guarding ├śresund Sound, is mostly destroyed in a fire (later rebuilt)
  • Sep 26 Sweden & Poland signs Peace of Altmark

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 9 Cornelis Tromp, Dutch naval officer and son of Maarten Tromp, born in Rotterdam, Dutch Republic (d. 1691)
  • Sep 21 Philip Howard, English Roman Catholic cardinal, born in London (d. 1694)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 5 Domenico Allegri, Italian composer (b. c. 1585)
  • Sep 21 John Pieterszoon Coen, merchant/gov-gen of East-Indies, dies at 42