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Events in History in 1626

  • Feb 6 Huguenot rebels & French sign Peace of La Rochelle
  • Feb 27 Yuan Chonghuan is appointed Governor of Liaodong, after he led the Chinese into a great victory against the Manchurians under Nurhaci
  • Apr 25 Battle at the Dessau bridge: Albrecht von Wallenstein beats Ernst von Mansfeld
  • May 4 Peter Minuit becomes director-general of New Netherlands
  • May 6 Dutch colonist Peter Minuit organizes the purchase of Manhattan Island from Native Americans for 60 guilders worth of goods, believed to have been Canarsee Indians of the Lenape
  • May 30 An explosion at the Wanggongchang Gunpowder Factory in Beijing destroys part of the city and kills 20,000 people

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 15 King Charles I disbands English parliament

King of England Charles I
King of England
Charles I
  • Jul 5 Battle at Lenz: Rebel Austrian Boers defeated
  • Aug 1 Earl Earnest Casimir conquers Oldenzaal
  • Aug 27 Battle of Lutter: Catholic League beats Danish king Christian IV
  • Sep 30 Battle between King Bethlen Gabor & Earl Mansfeld-Wallenstein ends

Papal VisitSt Peter's Basilica

Nov 18 St. Peter's Basilica is consecrated, replacing earlier basilica, the world's largest Christian basilica
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St Peter's Basilica in Rome
St Peter's Basilica in Rome
  • Dec 1 Pasha Muhammad ibn Farukh tyrannical gov of Jerusalem, driven out
  • Dec 20 Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II and Prince of Transylvania Gabor Bethlen sign Peace of Pressburg (Bratislava)