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Heads of State · Nekrolog

Stefan Fadinger
Under the leadership of
Stefan Fadinger
, the
Upper Austrian Peasant War broke out .
Map of the battlefield between Lutter and Hahausen, north is at the bottom right
Johann t'Serclaes von Tilly
defeats Christian IV
of Denmark in the
battle of Lutter .
Schagen letter announcing the purchase of Manhattan Island to the Dutch West India Company
Peter Minuit buys Manhattan Island
for the Dutch colony of Nieuw Amsterdam .
1626 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1074/75 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1618/19 (10/11 September)
Bengali solar calendar 1031/32 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2169/70 (southern Buddhism); 2168/69 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 72nd (73rd) cycle

Year of the fire tiger丙寅 ( at the beginning of the year wood buffalo 乙丑)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 988/989 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 3959/60 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 1004/05
Islamic calendar 1035/36 (turn of the year 21/22 September)
Jewish calendar 5386/87 (September 20-21)
Coptic calendar 1342/43 (September 10-11)
Malayalam calendar 801/802
Seleucid era Babylon: 1936/37 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1937/38 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1682/83 (April)


Politics and world events

Holy Roman Empire

Battle of Dessau
Battle of Lutter,
contemporary illustration

Other events in Europe

North American colonies




Balaam's donkey


Viviano Codazzi : The Consecration of St. Peter's Basilica (1630)


First half of the year

Wilhelm II of Nassau-Orange as a child
  • May 27 : Wilhelm II , Prince of Orange, Count of Vianden, Lord of Breda, Governor of Holland and Zeeland and Count of Moers († 1650 )

Second half of the year

Christina as a child

Exact date of birth unknown

Born around 1626


Grave of Wilhelm V in Munich's Michaelskirche

First half of the year

Portrait of Francis Bacon

Second half of the year

  • September 30th : Nurhaci , tribal prince of the Jurchen, unifier of the Manchu and emperor of China, founder of the Qing dynasty (* 1559 )
Peter Ernst II von Mansfeld

Exact date of death unknown

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