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Historical Events In 1639

Monday, 20 May 2019

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

Oct 14   In the year 1639 simon van der Stel, Dutch governor of Cape colony (1679-99)  

Oct 21   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 1st post office in the colonies is set up in Massachusetts  

Nov 07   William Cobbold, composer, dies at 79 in the year 1639.  

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

Nov 24   In the year 1639 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 in the year 1639.  

Dec 22   The birth of Jean Racine, French playwright on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1639

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 19   In the year 1639 birth of noel Alexandre, French theologian/historian  

Feb 06   Daniel Georg Morhof, German writer and scholar (d. 1691) was born in the year 1639.  

Jun 21   On this day in history 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   On this day in history birth of lord William Russell, English politician (d. 1683)  

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

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

Dec 22   Jean Racine, French dramatist (d. 1699) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1639

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 20   In the year 1639 mustapha I, sultan of Turkey (1622-23), dies  

Jan 23   On this day in history death of francisco Maldonado da Silva Solis, Peruvian poet, burned at stake  

Jan 24   George Jenatsch, Grisons leader, assassinated died in the year 1639.  

Mar 22   On this day in history thomas Carew, English poet/diplomat (The Rapture), dies  

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

Jun 01   Melchior Franck, German composer died in the year 1639.  

Jun 02   In the year 1639 floris II van Pallandt, earl of Culemborg/politician, dies at 62  

Jul 09   Entonius Walaeus, calvinist theologist, dies at 65 in the year 1639.  

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