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Events of 1629
- March 4 – Massachusetts Bay Colony is granted a Royal Charter.
- March 6 – Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor issues the Edict of Restitution, under which all Catholic properties lost to Protestantism since 1552 are to be restored and only Catholics and Lutherans (not Calvinists, Hussites or other sects) are to be allowed to practice their faith.
- March 10 – Charles I of England dissolves Parliament, starting the Eleven Years' Tyranny in which there is no parliament.
- June 4: The VOC ship Batavia runs aground west of Australia.
- November 8 – Emperor Go-Mizunoo of Japan abdicates the throne in favour of his daughter, who becomes Empress Meishō.
- Plague returns to Venice
- Fort Santo Domingo is built in Formosa by the Spanish settlers.
- Chongzhen, the Chinese emperor of the Ming Dynasty, reiterates the state prohibition against female infanticide, while the empire and the Chinese economy begins to crumble. In the same year, a third of the courier stations are closed down due to lack of government funds to sustain them.
- The rule of Nzinga of Ndongo and Matamba ends.
- Actresses are banned in Japan.
- Two exiled Dutch murderers from the Batavia become the first Europeans to settle in Australia, on the west coast. Their subsequent fate is unknown.
- Geoffrey Blainey, The Tyranny of Distance, Melbourne: Sun Books, 1966, ISBN 0-7251-0019-2, p.5