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Historical Events in August 1628

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Aug 1 Emperor Ferdinand II demands Austria Protestant convert to Catholicism

Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II
Holy Roman Emperor
Ferdinand II

Sinking ShipThe Sinking of the Vasa

Aug 10 Swedish warship Vasa sinks in Stockholm, killing 30

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Swedish warship Vasa sinking in Stockholm harbor
Swedish warship Vasa sinking in Stockholm harbor
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  • Aug 25 Assault on sultan of Mantarams of Batavia
  • Aug 27 Java: Sultan Agung of Mataram attacks Batavia