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Johann T'Serclaes von Tilly, engraving by Pieter de Jode the Elder.  Ä.
Johann T'Serclaes von Tilly
dies of a
gunshot wound after the
Battle of Rain am Lech .
Gottfried Heinrich von Pappenheim
Gottfried Heinrich zu Pappenheim dies of a gunshot wound after the battle of Lützen .
Gustav II Adolf's death in the battle of Lützen, painting by Carl Wahlbom from 1855
Gustav II Adolf wins and falls in the battle of Lützen .
1632 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1080/81 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1624/25 (10/11 September)
Bengali solar calendar 1037/38 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2175/76 (southern Buddhism); 2174/75 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 72nd (73rd) cycle

Year of the water monkey壬申 ( at the beginning of the year metal sheep 辛未)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 994/995 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 3965/66 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 1010/11 (around March 21)
Islamic calendar 1041/42 (July 18-19)
Jewish calendar 5392/93 (September 15/16)
Coptic calendar 1348/49 (September 10-11)
Malayalam calendar 807/808
Seleucid era Babylon: 1942/43 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1943/44 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1688/89 (April)


Politics and world events

Thirty Years War / Eighty Years War

Siege of Leipzig by Heinrich von Holk in 1632
Battle of Rain am Lech - contemporary representation
Battle of Wiesloch, after an engraving by Matthäus Merian
Siege of Maastricht

Other events in Europe

The execution of the duc de Montmorency, history painting by Thomas Allom

American colonies


science and technology



The anatomy of Dr. Tulip

On January 16, Rembrandt van Rijn is present at an anatomy lecture given by the physician Nicolaes Tulp , during which he autopsies the body of the executed mugger Adriaan Adriaanszoon . In the course of the year he completed the painting The Anatomy of Dr. Tulip .

The love garden

The Flemish Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens painted the picture The Love Garden around 1632 . Rubens seems to have immortalized himself and his second wife Helene Fourment several times in the oil-on-canvas painting, which was not commissioned .

Literature / music

On the occasion of the inauguration of the Altrossgärtner Church in Königsberg, the Protestant pastor and poet Georg Weissel wrote the poem Power up the door , today one of the most famous ecumenical Advent songs .



  • The plague is raging in Central Europe, especially in southern and central Germany.
  • January 31st : End of the volcanic eruption of Vesuvius, which killed over 4000 people


First half of the year

Second half of the year

Exact date of birth unknown

Born around 1632


First half of the year

Giambattista Basile

Second half of the year

Exact date of death unknown

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