1628 in history

1628 events chronologically

Mar 1 Writs issued in February by Charles I of England mandate that every county in England (not just seaport towns) pay ship tax by this date
Mar 4 The Massachusetts Bay Colony is granted a Royal charter
Jun 7 The Petition of Right, a major English constitutional document, is granted the Royal Assent by Charles I and becomes law
Aug 10 The Swedish warship Vasa sinks in the Stockholm harbour after only about 20 minutes of her maiden voyage
Aug 23 George Villiers, the first Duke of Buckingham, is assassinated by John Felton
Sep 6 Puritans settle Salem, which will later become part of Massachusetts Bay Colony
Oct 28 French Wars of Religion: The Siege of La Rochelle, which had lasted for 14 months, ends with the surrender of the Huguenots

Top 7 most famous people born in 1628

Jan 8 François-Henri de Montmorency duc de Luxembourg a French general, marshal of France, famous as the comrade and successor of the great Condé.
Jan 10 George Villiers 2nd Duke of Buckingham an English statesman and poet from the Villiers family.
Jan 12 Charles Perrault a French author and member of the Académie française. He laid the foundations for a new literary genre, the fairy tale, with his works derived from pre-existing folk tales. The best known of his tales include Le Petit Chaperon rouge , Cendrillon , Le Chat Botté , La Belle au bois dormant and La Barbe bleue. Many of Perrault's stories, which were rewritten by the Brothers Grimm, continue to be printed and have been adapted to opera, ballet , theatre, and film. Perrault was an influential figure in the 17th-century French literary scene, and was the leader of the Modern faction during the Quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns
Mar 10 Marcello Malpighi an Italian physician and biologist regarded as the father of microscopical anatomy and histology. Malpighi gave his name to several physiological features related to the biological excretory system, such as the Malpighian corpuscles and Malpighian pyramids of the kidneys and the Malpighian tubule system of insects. The splenic lymphoid nodules are often called the "Malpighian bodies of the spleen" or Malpighian corpuscles
Mar 24 Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg queen of Denmark and Norway as the consort of the King Frederick III of Denmark.
May 15 Carlo Cignani an Italian painter of the Bolognese and of the Forlivese school, active in the Baroque period.
Nov 28 John Bunyan an English Christian writer and preacher. He is the author of The Pilgrim's Progress, arguably the most famous published Christian allegory. In addition to The Pilgrim's Progress, Bunyan wrote nearly sixty titles, many of them expanded sermons

Top 7 most famous people died in 1628

Mar 15 John Bull (composer) an English composer, musician and organ builder. He was a renowned keyboard performer of the virginalist school and most of his compositions were written for this medium
Jun 8 Rudolph Goclenius a German scholastic philosopher who lived from March 1, 1547 to June 8, 1628. Gockel’s main contribution to science was his invention of the term “psychology” in 1590. Gockel also had extensive backing and significant contributions to the field of ontology. He extended on many ideas from Aristotle, such as both the introduction of ontology and metaphysics. Several of Gockel’s ideas were published and built upon by later philosophers. To this day, Gockel’s main contribution remains his terming of “psychology.”
Jun 28 Jens Munk a Dano-Norwegian navigator and explorer who was born in Norway where his father, Erik Munk, had received several fiefs for his achievements in the Northern Seven Years' War. He returned to Denmark at the age of eight. He entered into the service of King Christian IV and is most noted for his attempts to find the Northwest Passage to India
Aug 23 George Villiers 1st Duke of Buckingham the favourite, claimed by some to be the lover, of King James I of England. Despite a very patchy political and military record, he remained at the height of royal favour for the first three years of the reign of Charles I, until he was assassinated
Sep 30 Fulke Greville 1st Baron Brooke an Elizabethan poet, dramatist, and statesman who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1581 and 1621, when he was raised to the peerage.
Oct 14 Palma il Giovane an Italian Mannerist painter from Venice. After Tintoretto's death , Palma became Venice's dominant artist perpetuating his style. Outside Venice, he received numerous commissions in the area of Bergamo, then part of the Venetian Domini di Terraferma, and in Central Europe, most prominently from the connoisseur emperor Rudolph II in Prague
Oct 16 François de Malherbe a French poet, critic, and translator.