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Historical Events In 1639

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Oct 07   John I Pontanus, physicist/historian (Amsterdam), dies at 68 in the year 1639.  

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

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   1st post office in the colonies is set up in Massachusetts on this day in history.  

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

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   In the year 1639 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   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   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 in the year 1639.  

Oct 14   In the year 1639 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 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   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   In the year 1639 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   On this day in history death of melchior Franck, German composer  

Jun 02   On this day in history 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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