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Kan'ei 5 (寛永五年)
Timeline of 1628
- 1628/4 Hamada Yahyôe, acting on orders from Nagasaki bugyô Suetsugu Heizô, attacks the Dutch fortress Casteel Zeelandia at Anping on Taiwan, and captures the Dutch governor, Pieter Nuyts and five others. Relations between Japan and the Dutch East India Company are severed; they are restored in 1632.
Other Events of 1628
- The shogunate seizes the lands of Bessho Toyoharu, on account of misconduct.
- The Chongzhen Emperor takes the throne in China.
- Reconstruction begins of the tenshu at Osaka castle; it will be completed in 1630.
- Shah Jahan begins construction on the Taj Mahal in India (completed 1650).
Births and Deaths
- 1628/9/17 Inaba Masanari dies (b. 1571).
- Inaba Masashige dies (b. 1571).
- Inoue Masanari is killed.
- Môri Takamasa dies (b. 1559).
- Ôkubo Tadachika dies (b. 1553).
- Tokugawa Mitsukuni is born (d. 1701).
- Torii Tadamasa dies (b. 1567).
- Toshima Nobumitsu commits suicide.