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1628 in History

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 1 Writs are issued in February by Charles I of England mandating that every county in England (not just seaport towns) pay ship tax by this date

King of England Charles I
King of England
Charles I
  • Mar 4 England's King Charles I grants a royal charter to Massachusetts Bay Colony

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 6 Emperor Ferdinand II delegates Restitutie-edict

Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II
Holy Roman Emperor
Ferdinand II
  • Mar 19 Massachusetts Bay Colony granted land by England
  • Apr 29 Sweden & Denmark sign defense treaty against Duke of Wallenstein
  • Jun 7 English King Charles I ratifies the Petition of Rights
  • Jun 9 1st deportation from what is now US, Thomas Morton from Massachusetts
  • Aug 1 Emperor Ferdinand II demands Austria Protestant convert to Catholicism

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
  • Sep 6 Puritans from Masschusetts Bay Colony land at Salem

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Sep 8 Dutch privateer Piet Heyn captures Spanish silver fleet in the Bay of Matanzas, Cuba

Dutch Admiral and Privateer Piet Heyn
Dutch Admiral and Privateer
Piet Heyn
  • Oct 28 Huguenot bulwark La Rochelle surrenders to Cardinal Richelieu

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 1 French King Louis XIII occupies La Rochelle

King of France Louis XIII
King of France
Louis XIII
  • Nov 24 John Ford's "Lover's Melancholy" premieres in London

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 8 François‑Henri de Montmorency, duc de Luxembourg, French general, born in Paris, France (d. 1695)
  • Jan 10 Jan Theunisz Blanckerhoff [Jan Maet], Dutch painter, born in Alkmaar, Netherlands (d. 1669)

Person of interestCharles Perrault

Jan 12 Charles Perrault, French author and fairy tale writer (Tales of Mother Goose), born in Paris, France (d. 1703)

Fairytale writer Charles Perrault
Fairytale writer
Charles Perrault
  • Jan 30 George Villiers, 2nd duke of Buckingham, English statesman and poet, born in London (d. 1687)
  • Mar 10 Constantine Huygens Jr, Dutch poet/painter/cartoonist
  • Mar 10 Marcello Malpighi, Italian physician who founded the science of microscopic anatomy, born in Crevalcore, near Bologna, Papal States (d. 1694)
  • Mar 17 Daniel van Papenbroeck [Papebrochius], Flemish historian
  • Mar 24 Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1685)
  • Apr 16 Cornelis Evertsen the Younger, Dutch vice admiral of Zealand, born in Flushing, Netherlands (d. 1679)
  • Apr 23 Johan van Waveren Hudde, Dutch mathematician (Concerning Reduction of Equations) and Mayor of Amsterdam (1672-1703), born in Amsterdam (d. 1704)
  • May 17 Ferdinand Charles, Archduke of Austria and Regent of the Tyrol, born in Innsbruck, Austria (d. 1662)
  • Jul 11 Tokugawa Mitsukuni, Japanese warlord, born in Mito, Japan (d. 1701)
  • Aug 29 John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath, English royalist statesman (d. 1701)

Person of interestJohn Bunyan

Nov 28 John Bunyan, English minister and author (The Pilgrim's Progress), born in Elstow, Bedfordshire, England (d. 1688)

Author John Bunyan
John Bunyan
  • Dec 25 Noel Coypel, French painter

Deaths in History

  • Mar 29 Tobias Matthew, Archbishop of York (b. 1546)
  • Jun 8 Rudolph Goclenius, German philosopher (b. 1547)
  • Jul 13 Robert Shirley, English adventurer (b. 1581)
  • Aug 6 Johannes Junius, Mayor of Bamberg (b. 1573)
  • Aug 10 Hans Jonsson, Swedish fleet commander, drowned

MurderGeorge Villiers

Aug 23 George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham and English courtier who was a favorite of King James I, assassinated by army officer John Felton at 35

Courtier and Statesman George Villiers
Courtier and Statesman
George Villiers
  • Sep 30 Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke, English poet (b. 1554)
  • Oct 16 François de Malherbe, French poet and critic (b. 1555)
  • Nov 15 Roque Gonzales, Paraguayan missionary (b. 1576)