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Historical Events In 1639

Sunday, 28 February 2021

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

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

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

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

Nov 05   On this day in history 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   In the year 1639 1st observation of transit of Venus occured (only 2, record event)  

Nov 24   The first observation of transit of Venus occurred (only 2, record event) on this day in history.  

Dec 03   1st annulment by court decree passes on this day in history.  

Dec 21   On this day in history jean Racin, writer  

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   Noel Alexandre, French theologian/historian was born on this day in history.  

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   Hans Herr, Mennonite bishop (d. 1725) was born in the year 1639.  

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

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

Dec 21   On this day in history birth of jean Racin, writer  

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   Mustapha I, sultan of Turkey (1622-23), dies in the year 1639.  

Jan 23   Francisco Maldonado da Silva Solis, Peruvian poet, burned at stake died in the year 1639.  

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

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

May 21   Giovan D "Tommaso" Campanella, Italian philosopher/poet, dies at 70 in the year 1639.  

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

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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