On This Day

October 1627 in History

Events in History

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

Oct 27 English invasion force under George Villiers assaults the French island of Île de Ré


Deaths in History

  • Oct 21 Frederik de Houtman, navigator/governor of Ambon, dies at about 56
  • Oct 28 Jahangir, 4th Mughal Emperor of India (1605-27), dies at 58