1626 in History
February 6 Huguenot rebels and French sign Peace of La Rochelle
April 25 Battle at the Dessauer bridge: Monarch Albrecht von Wallenstein beats Earl of Mansfeld
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 15 King Charles I disbands English parliament
July 5 Battle at Lenz: Rebel Austrian Boers defeated
July 30 Earthquake hits Naples; 10,000 die
August 1 Earl Earnest Casimir conquerors Oldenzaal
August 27 Battle at Lutter: Catholic League beats Danish king Christian IV
September 30 Battle between king Bethlen Gabor and earl Mansfeld-Wallenstein ends
November 18 St-Petruskerk in Rome, initiated
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