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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1626 AD

February

February 6: Huguenot rebels and French sign Peace of La Rochelle

April

April 25: Battle at the Dessauer bridge: Monarch Albrecht von Wallenstein beats Earl of Mansfeld

May

May 4: Indians sell Manhattan Island for $24 in cloth and buttons
May 4: Peter Minuit becomes director-general of New Netherlands
May 6: Dutch colonist Paul Minuit buys Manhattan for $24 in trinkets
May 24: Peter Minuet buys Manhattan from Indians for trinkets, valued at $24

June

June 15: King Charles I disbands English parliament

July

July 5: Battle at Lenz: Rebel Austrian Boers defeated
July 30: Earthquake hits Naples; 10,000 die

August

August 1: Earl Earnest Casimir conquerors Oldenzaal
August 27: Battle at Lutter: Catholic League beats Danish king Christian IV

September

September 30: Battle between king Bethlen Gabor and earl Mansfeld-Wallenstein ends

November

November 18: St-Petruskerk in Rome, initiated

December

December 1: Pasha Muhammad ibn Farukh tyrannical Governor of Jerusalem, driven out
December 20: Emperor Ferdinand II/Transylvanian monarch Gabor Betlen signs Peace of Pressburg
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