On This Day

Historical Events in 1627

  • Jan 31 Spanish government goes bankrupt
  • Mar 3 Dutch privateer Piet Heyn attacks and conquers 22 Portuguese ships in Bay of Salvador, Brazil
  • Mar 20 France & Spain sign accord for fighting protestantism

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Jun 2 English king Charles I establishes Guyana Company

King of England Charles I
King of England
Charles I
  • Jun 10 Dutch privateer Piet Heyn attacks Portuguese ships in the Bay of All Saints, Brazil

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Jul 10 English fleet under George Villiers reach La Rochelle [NS=June 20]

Courtier and Statesman George Villiers
Courtier and Statesman
George Villiers

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Aug 19 Prince Frederick Henry conquers fort Groenlo

Prince of Orange Frederick Henry
Prince of Orange
Frederick Henry

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Oct 2 Last Emperor of the Chinese Ming dynasty, Chongzhen, comes to the throne after death of his brother Emperor Tianqi

Chinese Emperor Chongzhen
Chinese Emperor
Chongzhen