On This Day

Historical Events in 1632

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Feb 22 Galileo's "Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems" is published

Astronomer and Physicist Galileo Galilei
Astronomer and Physicist
Galileo Galilei
  • Mar 29 Treaty of Saint-Germain is signed, returns Quebec to French control after the English seized it in 1629
  • Apr 15 Battle of Rain; Swedes under Gustavus Adolphus defeat Count Tilly of the Holy Roman Empire during the Thirty Years' War.
  • Apr 16 Albrecht von Wallenstein appointed supreme military commander of the Holy Roman Empire
  • May 25 Albrecht von Wallenstein recaptures Prague on Saksen

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Jun 4 Prince Frederick Henry conquers Venlo

Prince of Orange Frederick Henry
Prince of Orange
Frederick Henry
  • Jun 5 Prince Frederick Henry conquers Roermond
  • Jun 8 Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange, conquers Sittard
  • Jun 20 Britain grants 2nd Lord Baltimore rights to Chesapeake Bay area
  • Jul 22 Foundation laid in Madrid for Buen Retiro Palace for King Philip IV
  • Jul 23 Three hundred colonists bound for New France depart from Dieppe, France.
  • Aug 22 Prince Frederick Henry occupies Maastricht
  • Aug 28 Henry Casimir I appointed viceroy of Drenthe
  • Sep 1 Battle at Castelnaudary: Henri de Montmorency's rebellion army loses
  • Sep 3 Battle of Nuremberg: Duke Wallenstein beats Sweden
  • Oct 1 Battle at Castelnaudary: Duke Henri de Montmorency's rebel army loses
  • Oct 5 Henry Casimir I appointed viceroy of Groningen
  • Nov 6 Battle at Lutzen: Swedish/Saxon army beats imperial armies
  • Nov 16 Battle of L├╝tzen: Sweden beats imperial armies under Albrect von Wallenstein