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Events in 1629
|11 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 10 days.|
|1 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|7 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|14 April:|| ||Christiaan Huygens, Dutch scientist, is born in The Hague.|
|14 April:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1038 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|14 May:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|20 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|4 June:|| ||Forty people drown when the Dutch East India Company merchant ship Batavia is shipwrecked on a reef near the Australian coast; a mutiny among the survivors later costs about a hundred lives.|
|21 July:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|21 September:|| ||Jan Pieterszoon Coen, Dutch merchant, unexpectedly dies in Batavia at age 42 while serving his second term as governor-general of the Dutch East Indies.|
|27 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1629
Mumtaz Mahal, Trijntje Keever, Claudio Monteverdi, Charles I, Galileo Galilei, Johannes Kepler, Ben Jonson, John Donne, Jacob Cats, Peter Paul Rubens, John Smith, James Ussher, Hugo Grotius, Joost van den Vondel, Shah Jahan, Nicolas Poussin, Jacob van Campen, Jan van Goyen, René Descartes, François Duquesnoy, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Diego Velázquez, Oliver Cromwell, Pierre de Fermat, Rembrandt van Rijn, Murad IV Ghazi, John Wilkins, Charles Le Brun, Jean de La Fontaine, Andrew Marvell, Molière, Blaise Pascal, Giandomenico Cassini, Paulus Potter and Robert Boyle celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1629 was a common year starting on a Monday, just like 1537, 1543, 1554, 1565, 1571, 1582, 1590, 1601, 1607 and 1618 in the century before it and 1635, 1646, 1657, 1663, 1674, 1685, 1691, 1703, 1714 and 1725 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2013 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1629 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 20 May 2013.