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Historical Events In 1639

Sunday, 24 March 2019

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

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

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   On this day in history 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 in the year 1639.  

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

Dec 22   The birth of Jean Racine, French playwright in the year 1639.  

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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   In the year 1639 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   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   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 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 in the year 1639.  

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   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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