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Historical Events In 1639

Sunday, 19 January 2020

Oct 07   In the year 1639 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   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   On this day in history 1st post office in the colonies is set up in Massachusetts  

Nov 07   William Cobbold, composer, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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   On this day in history 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   Increase Mather, New England Puritan minister (d. 1723) was born on this day in history.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 24   In the year 1639 death of george Jenatsch, Grisons leader, assassinated  

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

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

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   On this day in history entonius Walaeus, calvinist theologist, dies at 65  

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