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Deaths in History in 1629

  • Jan 19 Abbas I, Shah of Persia (1588-1629), dies at 57
  • Mar 16 Emilia van Nassau, daughter of Willem of Orange & Anna of Saxon, dies at 59
  • Mar 29 Jacob de Gheyn II, Dutch artist (b. 1565)
  • Apr 8 Willem Teellinck, Dutch theologian and vicar, dies at 50
  • May 29 Arnold Baert, Flemish lawyer and member of Great Council, dies at about 74

Person of interestPiet Heyn

Jun 18 Piet Heyn, Dutch privateer who captured a Spanish silver fleet and admiral who became a folk hero, shot by cannonball during a skirmish with privateers at 51

Dutch Admiral and Privateer Piet Heyn
Dutch Admiral and Privateer
Piet Heyn
  • Jun 24 Charles Scribani, Flemish jesuit and author, dies at 67
  • Jul 13 Caspar Bartholin the Elder, Danish physician, theologian, writer on anatomy, dies at 44
  • Aug 21 Camillo Procaccini, Italian painter/etcher, dies
  • Sep 21 John Pieterszoon Coen, merchant/gov-gen of East-Indies, dies at 42
  • Oct 2 Pierre the Barulle, French cardinal/founder (French Oratorio), dies
  • Oct 3 Giorgi Saakadze, Georgian military leader (b. 1570)
  • Oct 21 Tumengung Buraksa, Matarams/Javanese general, dies in battle
  • Nov 15 Bethlen Gabor, King of Hungary (1620-29), dies at 49