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Historical Events In 1639

Sunday, 15 September 2019

Oct 07   John I Pontanus, physicist/historian (Amsterdam), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

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

Oct 21   Sea battle at Dunes, Lt Admiral Maarten Tromp defeats Spanish armada under De Oquendo on this day in history.  

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

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   In the year 1639 1st observation of transit of Venus occured (only 2, record event)  

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 on this day in history.  

Dec 21   In the year 1639 jean Racin, writer  

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   On this day in history birth of daniel Georg Morhof, German writer and scholar (d. 1691)  

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 on this day in history.  

Sep 29   Lord William Russell, English politician (d. 1683) was born in the year 1639.  

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 on this day in history.  

Dec 22   Jean Racine, French dramatist (d. 1699) was born in the year 1639.  

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   In the year 1639 death of francisco Maldonado da Silva Solis, Peruvian poet, burned at stake  

Jan 24   On this day in history death of george Jenatsch, Grisons leader, assassinated  

Mar 22   Thomas Carew, English poet/diplomat (The Rapture), dies in the year 1639.  

May 21   Giovan D "Tommaso" Campanella, Italian philosopher/poet, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

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

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

Jul 09   Entonius Walaeus, calvinist theologist, dies at 65 on this day in history.  

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