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Historical Events In 1659

Friday, 25 September 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   Adriaen van der Werff, Dutch portrait painter/engraver/architect in the year 1659.  

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   In the year 1659 the assault on Copenhagen by Swedish forces is beaten back with heavy losses.  

Feb 16   1st known check (£400) (on display at Westminster Abbey) on this day in history.  

Feb 16   First known check (£400), it is now (on display at Westminster Abbey in the year 1659.  

Mar 07   Henry Purcell, English organist/composer (Dido & Aeneas) on this day in history.  

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

Apr 15   On this day in history simon Dach, German poet, dies  

Apr 22   In the year 1659 lord protector Cromwell disbands English parliament  

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

May 22   On this day in history france, England & Netherlands sign "Hedges Concerto" treaty  

May 25   In the year 1659 richard Cromwell resigns as English Lord Protector  

May 31   On this day in history netherlands, England & France sign Treaty of The Hague  

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   In the year 1659 antonius Schultingh, [Schultingius], Dutch lawyer  

Aug 01   In the year 1659 antoine Mouque, composer  

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

Sep 30   In the year 1659 peter Stuyvesant of New Netherlands forbids tennis playing during Creligious services  

Sep 30   Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked (according to Defoe) on this day in history.  

Oct 04   In the year 1659 franz Weichlein, composer  

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

Oct 10   Able J Tasmania, navigator/discovered (Tasmania, NZ), dies at about 56 in the year 1659.  

Oct 12   On this day in history english Rump-government fires John Lambert & other generals  

Oct 13   In the year 1659 gen-major John Lambert drives out English Rump-govt  

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

Nov 06   Theodor Schwartzkopff, composer on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1659

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 17   Antonio Veracini, composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 21   Adriaen van der Werff, Dutch portrait painter/engraver/architect was born on this day in history.  

Feb 01   On this day in history birth of jacob Roggeveen, Dutch Swiss lawyer/navigator (Easter Island)  

Mar 07   In the year 1659 birth of henry Purcell, English organist/composer (Dido & Aeneas)  

Mar 08   Isaac de Beausobre, French Protestant pastor (d. 1738) was born on this day in history.  

Mar 26   William Wollaston, Coton England, philosopher was born in the year 1659.  

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

Jun 03   David Gregory, Scottish astronomer (d. 1708) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1659

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 16   In the year 1659 death of charles Annibal Fabrot, French lawyer (b. 1580)  

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

Feb 17   In the year 1659 death of abel Servien, French diplomat (b. 1593)  

Feb 27   Henry Dunster, first President of Harvard College (b. 1609) died in the year 1659.  

Apr 15   Simon Dach, German poet, dies on this day in history.  

Jun 03   Morgan Llwyd, Welsh Puritan preacher and writer (b. 1619) died in the year 1659.  

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

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

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