On This Day

April 1632 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 15 Battle of Rain; Swedes under Gustavus Adolphus defeat Count Tilly of the Holy Roman Empire during the Thirty Years' War.

Appointment of Interest

Apr 16 Albrecht von Wallenstein appointed supreme military commander of the Holy Roman Empire

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 6 Maria Leopoldine of Austria, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1649)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 15 George Calvert, English politician & coloniser, dies at 52
  • Apr 20 Nicolas Antoine, French Protestant theologian who attempted to convert to Judaism, burned at the stake for heresy aged about 30 in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Apr 30 Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly, Holy Roman field marshal who commanded the Catholic League's forces in the Thirty Years' War, dies of tetanus after being wounded by a cannonball at 73

Sigismund III Vasa

Apr 30 Sigismund III Vasa, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania (1587-1632) and King of Sweden (1592-99), dies at 65