Events in year of 1626

  • 02-06Huguenot rebels and French sign Peace of La Rochelle
  • 04-25Battle at the Dessauer bridge: Monarch Albrecht von Wallenstein beats Earl of Mansfeld
  • 05-04Indians sell Manhattan Island for $24 in cloth and buttons
  • 05-04Peter Minuit becomes Director-General of New Netherlands
  • 05-06Dutch colonist Paul Minuit buys Manhattan for $24 in trinkets
  • 05-24Peter Minuet buys Manhattan from Indians for trinkets, valued at $24
  • 06-15King Charles I disbands English parliament
  • 07-05Battle at Lenz: Rebel Austrian Boers defeated
  • 07-30Earthquake hits Naples; 10,000 die
  • 08-01Earl Earnest Casimir conquerors Oldenzaal
  • 08-27Battle at Lutter: Catholic League beats Danish King Christian IV
  • 11-18St-Petruskerk in Rome, initiated
  • 12-01Pasha Muhammad ibn Farukh tyrannical gov of Jerusalem, driven out

People born in year of 1626

  • 01-25John van de Cappelle: Amsterdam, Holland -- Landscape painter
  • 04-05Jan van Kessel: Flemish painter
  • 04-12Paul Hainlein: Composer
  • 04-13Aert Jansz van Nes: Lieutenant Admiral
  • 05-27William II: Prince of Orange / stadholder
  • 07-25Geeraerdt Brandt: Dutch theologist / poet / historian
  • 08-12Giovanni Legrenzi: Composer
  • 10-04Richard Cromwell: Lord protector of England (1658-59)
  • 10-05Johann Schop: Composer
  • 10-09John Ferrabosco: Composer
  • 10-17Simon van Leeuwen: Lawyer / historian (Roman-Holland regt)
  • 12-08Christina: Queen of Sweden who abdicated after becoming Catholic

People died in year of 1626

  • 01-01Cornelis Pieterse Hoft: Amsterdam Merchant / regent, dies at 68
  • 02-28Cyril Tourneur: English Poet / dramatist, dies at about 51
  • 07-05Stephan Fadinger: Austrian boer leader, dies in battle
  • 09-26Lancelot Andrewes: English Theologist / Bishop of Winchester, dies at 71
  • 10-30Willebord van Roijen: Dutch mathematician, dies at 35
  • 10-30Willebrord Snellius: Astronomer / mathematician, dies at about 46
  • 12-15Adriaen de Vries: Dutch Sculptor / painter, dies at about 70

Events in year of 1627

  • 01-31Spanish government goes bankrupt
  • 03-03Piet Heyn conquerors 22 ships in Bay of Salvador Brazil
  • 03-20France and Spain signs accord for fighting protestantism
  • 06-02English King Charles I establishes Guyana Company
  • 06-10Piet Heyn conquerors 38 ships at bay of Salvador
  • 08-10Cardinal Richelieu begins siege of La Rochelle
  • 08-19Prince Frederik Henry conquerors fort Groenlo

People born in year of 1627

  • 01-25Robert Boyle: Ireland -- Physicist / chemist / author (experiments with color)
  • 01-28Alfonso Marsh: Composer
  • 04-03Johann Caspar Kerll: Composer
  • 04-09Johann Kaspar Kerll: Composer
  • 06-13Fidel Molitor: Composer
  • 08-02Samuel Dircksz van Hoogstraten: Dutch painter
  • 09-06Pierre Verdier: Composer
  • 09-30Robinson Crusoe: Fictional character according to Daniel Defoe

People died in year of 1627

  • 05-27Everhardus van Bronchorst: Lawyer, dies at 73
  • 07-04Thomas Middleton: Elizabethan dramatist (Women Beware Women)
  • 07-17Lieven de Key: Flemish master builder (Vleeshal), dies at about 67
  • 07-19Dirck R "Didericus" Camphuysen: Poet / printer / vicar, dies at about 41
  • 08-21Jacques Mauduit: Composer, dies at 69
  • 10-21Frederik de Houtman: Navigator / Governor of Ambon, dies at about 56
  • 10-28Djehangir / Jahangir: Great mogol of India
  • 12-26Gonzaga: Italian Monarch of Mantua / Monferrato