1629 in science
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- In London, John Parkinson publishes Paradisi in Sole Paradisus Terrestris: a garden of all sorts of pleasant flowers which our English ayre will permit to be noursed up.
- English alchemist Arthur Dee, court physician to Michael I of Russia, compiles Fasciculus Chemicus, Chymical Collections. Expressing the Ingress, Progress, and Egress, of the Secret Hermetick Science out of the choicest and most famous authors.
- Plague breaks out in Mantua and spreads to Milan.
- In Toulouse, Niall Ó Glacáin publishes Tractatus de Peste.
- In Rome, Giovanni Branca publishes Le Machine volume nuovo, et di molto artificio da fare effetti maravigliosi tanto Spiritali quanto di Animale Operatione, arichito di bellissime figure.
- April 14 – Christiaan Huygens, Dutch mathematician and physicist (died 1695)
- Laurent Cassegrain, French priest and physicist (died 1693)
- Jan Commelijn, Dutch botanist (died 1692)
- Christophe Glaser, Swiss pharmacian (died 1672)
- Johann Glaser, Swiss anatomist (died 1675)
- Agnes Block, Dutch horticulturalist (died 1704)
- July 13 – Caspar Bartholin the Elder, Danish polymath, physician and theologian (born 1585)
- Giovanni Faber, German papal doctor and botanist (born 1574)
- Cahill, Hugh (April 2005). "Book of the month: Paradisi in Sole Paradisus Terrestri". Information Services and Systems, King's College London. Archived from the original on 26 May 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-30.