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Historical Events In 1639

Wednesday, 08 April 2020

Oct 07   On this day in history john I Pontanus, physicist/historian (Amsterdam), dies at 68  

Oct 14   On this day in history simon van der Stel, Dutch governor of Cape colony (1679-99)  

Oct 21   In the year 1639 sea battle at Dunes, Lt Admiral Maarten Tromp defeats Spanish armada under De Oquendo  

Nov 03   Martinus de Porres, Peruvian saint (patron of social justice), dies at 69 on this day in history.  

Nov 05   In the year 1639 1st post office in the colonies is set up in Massachusetts  

Nov 07   On this day in history william Cobbold, composer, dies at 79  

Nov 24   1st observation of transit of Venus occured (only 2, record event) on this day in history.  

Nov 24   On this day in history the first observation of transit of Venus occurred (only 2, record event)  

Dec 03   1st annulment by court decree passes in the year 1639.  

Dec 21   Jean Racin, writer on this day in history.  

Dec 22   In the year 1639 the birth of Jean Racine, French playwright  

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Famous Birthdays In 1639

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 19   On this day in history birth of noel Alexandre, French theologian/historian  

Feb 06   In the year 1639 birth of daniel Georg Morhof, German writer and scholar (d. 1691)  

Jun 21   In the year 1639 birth of increase Mather, New England Puritan minister (d. 1723)  

Sep 17   On this day in history birth of hans Herr, Mennonite bishop (d. 1725)  

Sep 29   Lord William Russell, English politician (d. 1683) was born on this day in history.  

Oct 14   Simon van der Stel, Dutch governor of Cape colony (1679-99) was born on this day in history.  

Dec 21   Jean Racin, writer was born in the year 1639.  

Dec 22   In the year 1639 birth of jean Racine, French dramatist (d. 1699)  

Famous Deaths In 1639

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 20   On this day in history mustapha I, sultan of Turkey (1622-23), dies  

Jan 23   Francisco Maldonado da Silva Solis, Peruvian poet, burned at stake died on this day in history.  

Jan 24   George Jenatsch, Grisons leader, assassinated died on this day in history.  

Mar 22   Thomas Carew, English poet/diplomat (The Rapture), dies on this day in history.  

May 21   On this day in history giovan D "Tommaso" Campanella, Italian philosopher/poet, dies at 70  

Jun 01   Melchior Franck, German composer died on this day in history.  

Jun 02   Floris II van Pallandt, earl of Culemborg/politician, dies at 62 in the year 1639.  

Jul 09   In the year 1639 entonius Walaeus, calvinist theologist, dies at 65  

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