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Historical Events For 1659

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Jan 14   Battle at Elvas Portuguese beat Spanish in the year 1659.  

Jan 14   On this day in history battle at Elvas: Portuguese beat Spanish  

Jan 17   On this day in history antonio Veracini, composer  

Jan 18   Benedikt Lechler, composer, dies at 64 on this day in history.  

Jan 21   On this day in history adriaen van der Werff, Dutch portrait painter/engraver/architect  

Jan 24   On this day in history pierre Corneille's "Oedipe," premieres in Paris  

Feb 01   Jacob Roggeveen, Dutch Swiss lawyer/navigator (Easter Island) in the year 1659.  

Feb 11   On this day in history the assault on Copenhagen by Swedish forces is beaten back with heavy losses.  

Feb 16   In the year 1659 1st known check (£400) (on display at Westminster Abbey)  

Feb 16   On this day in history first known check (£400), it is now (on display at Westminster Abbey  

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Mar 07   In the year 1659 henry Purcell, English organist/composer (Dido & Aeneas)  

Mar 26   In the year 1659 william Wollaston, Coton England, philosopher  

Apr 15   On this day in history simon Dach, German poet, dies  

Apr 22   Lord protector Cromwell disbands English parliament in the year 1659.  

May 16   In the year 1659 campegius Vitringa, Dutch theologist  

May 22   France, England & Netherlands sign "Hedges Concerto" treaty in the year 1659.  

May 25   On this day in history richard Cromwell resigns as English Lord Protector  

May 31   On this day in history netherlands, England & France sign Treaty of The Hague  

Jun 29   The Russians, led by prince Trubetskoy are defeated by the Ukrainian armies of Ivan Vyhovsky in the Battle of Konotop in the year 1659.  

Jul 16   On this day in history princess Henriette C of Orange-Nassau weds monarch Johan George II  

Jul 23   On this day in history antonius Schultingh, [Schultingius], Dutch lawyer  

Aug 01   Antoine Mouque, composer on this day in history.  

Sep 05   Pieter de Carpentier, Flemish gov-gen of Neth East-Indies, dies at 71 in the year 1659.  

Sep 30   Peter Stuyvesant of New Netherlands forbids tennis playing during Creligious services in the year 1659.  

Sep 30   In the year 1659 robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked (according to Defoe)  

Oct 04   In the year 1659 franz Weichlein, composer  

Oct 08   On this day in history jean de Quen, French Jesuit missionary  

Oct 10   In the year 1659 able J Tasmania, navigator/discovered (Tasmania, NZ), dies at about 56  

Oct 12   On this day in history english Rump-government fires John Lambert & other generals  

Oct 13   Gen-major John Lambert drives out English Rump-govt in the year 1659.  

Oct 27   In the year 1659 marmaduke Stevenson, Quaker in Boston, hanged  

Nov 06   On this day in history theodor Schwartzkopff, composer  

Nov 07   In the year 1659 peace of Pyreneeen: French king Louis XIV & Spanish king Philip IV  

Nov 17   Peace of the Pyrenees is signed between France and Spain in the year 1659.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1659

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 17   Antonio Veracini, composer was born in the year 1659.  

Jan 21   On this day in history birth of adriaen van der Werff, Dutch portrait painter/engraver/architect  

Feb 01   On this day in history birth of jacob Roggeveen, Dutch Swiss lawyer/navigator (Easter Island)  

Mar 07   On this day in history birth of henry Purcell, English organist/composer (Dido & Aeneas)  

Mar 08   On this day in history birth of isaac de Beausobre, French Protestant pastor (d. 1738)  

Mar 26   William Wollaston, Coton England, philosopher was born on this day in history.  

May 16   Campegius Vitringa, Dutch theologist was born on this day in history.  

Jun 03   On this day in history birth of david Gregory, Scottish astronomer (d. 1708)  

Famous Deaths In 1659

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 16   On this day in history death of charles Annibal Fabrot, French lawyer (b. 1580)  

Jan 18   On this day in history benedikt Lechler, composer, dies at 64  

Feb 17   Abel Servien, French diplomat (b. 1593) died in the year 1659.  

Feb 27   In the year 1659 death of henry Dunster, first President of Harvard College (b. 1609)  

Apr 15   On this day in history simon Dach, German poet, dies  

Jun 03   In the year 1659 death of morgan Llwyd, Welsh Puritan preacher and writer (b. 1619)  

Sep 05   Pieter de Carpentier, Flemish gov-gen of Neth East-Indies, dies at 71 in the year 1659.  

Oct 08   In the year 1659 death of jean de Quen, French Jesuit missionary  

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