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Historical Events In 1659

Tuesday, 07 April 2020

Jan 14   Battle at Elvas Portuguese beat Spanish in the year 1659.  

Jan 14   On this day in history battle at Elvas: Portuguese beat Spanish  

Jan 17   Antonio Veracini, composer in the year 1659.  

Jan 18   Benedikt Lechler, composer, dies at 64 on this day in history.  

Jan 21   On this day in history adriaen van der Werff, Dutch portrait painter/engraver/architect  

Jan 24   On this day in history pierre Corneille's "Oedipe," premieres in Paris  

Feb 01   Jacob Roggeveen, Dutch Swiss lawyer/navigator (Easter Island) in the year 1659.  

Feb 11   The assault on Copenhagen by Swedish forces is beaten back with heavy losses on this day in history.  

Feb 16   In the year 1659 1st known check (£400) (on display at Westminster Abbey)  

Feb 16   On this day in history first known check (£400), it is now (on display at Westminster Abbey  

Mar 07   Henry Purcell, English organist/composer (Dido & Aeneas) in the year 1659.  

Mar 26   William Wollaston, Coton England, philosopher on this day in history.  

Apr 15   Simon Dach, German poet, dies in the year 1659.  

Apr 22   Lord protector Cromwell disbands English parliament in the year 1659.  

May 16   Campegius Vitringa, Dutch theologist in the year 1659.  

May 22   France, England & Netherlands sign "Hedges Concerto" treaty on this day in history.  

May 25   Richard Cromwell resigns as English Lord Protector on this day in history.  

May 31   Netherlands, England & France sign Treaty of The Hague in the year 1659.  

Jun 29   On this day in history the Russians, led by prince Trubetskoy are defeated by the Ukrainian armies of Ivan Vyhovsky in the Battle of Konotop.  

Jul 16   Princess Henriette C of Orange-Nassau weds monarch Johan George II on this day in history.  

Jul 23   Antonius Schultingh, [Schultingius], Dutch lawyer on this day in history.  

Aug 01   On this day in history antoine Mouque, composer  

Sep 05   Pieter de Carpentier, Flemish gov-gen of Neth East-Indies, dies at 71 in the year 1659.  

Sep 30   Peter Stuyvesant of New Netherlands forbids tennis playing during Creligious services on this day in history.  

Sep 30   In the year 1659 robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked (according to Defoe)  

Oct 04   Franz Weichlein, composer in the year 1659.  

Oct 08   On this day in history jean de Quen, French Jesuit missionary  

Oct 10   On this day in history able J Tasmania, navigator/discovered (Tasmania, NZ), dies at about 56  

Oct 12   In the year 1659 english Rump-government fires John Lambert & other generals  

Oct 13   Gen-major John Lambert drives out English Rump-govt on this day in history.  

Oct 27   Marmaduke Stevenson, Quaker in Boston, hanged on this day in history.  

Nov 06   In the year 1659 theodor Schwartzkopff, composer  

Nov 07   On this day in history peace of Pyreneeen: French king Louis XIV & Spanish king Philip IV  

Nov 17   Peace of the Pyrenees is signed between France and Spain in the year 1659.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1659

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 17   Antonio Veracini, composer was born in the year 1659.  

Jan 21   Adriaen van der Werff, Dutch portrait painter/engraver/architect was born in the year 1659.  

Feb 01   Jacob Roggeveen, Dutch Swiss lawyer/navigator (Easter Island) was born on this day in history.  

Mar 07   On this day in history birth of henry Purcell, English organist/composer (Dido & Aeneas)  

Mar 08   On this day in history birth of isaac de Beausobre, French Protestant pastor (d. 1738)  

Mar 26   On this day in history birth of william Wollaston, Coton England, philosopher  

May 16   In the year 1659 birth of campegius Vitringa, Dutch theologist  

Jun 03   On this day in history birth of david Gregory, Scottish astronomer (d. 1708)  

Famous Deaths In 1659

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 16   On this day in history death of charles Annibal Fabrot, French lawyer (b. 1580)  

Jan 18   In the year 1659 benedikt Lechler, composer, dies at 64  

Feb 17   On this day in history death of abel Servien, French diplomat (b. 1593)  

Feb 27   On this day in history death of henry Dunster, first President of Harvard College (b. 1609)  

Apr 15   Simon Dach, German poet, dies in the year 1659.  

Jun 03   On this day in history death of morgan Llwyd, Welsh Puritan preacher and writer (b. 1619)  

Sep 05   On this day in history pieter de Carpentier, Flemish gov-gen of Neth East-Indies, dies at 71  

Oct 08   In the year 1659 death of jean de Quen, French Jesuit missionary  

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