Today in History for Year 1652

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 22 of 22

Jan 24th - Duke of Orleans joins Fronde rebels
Apr 6th - Cape Colony, the 1st European settlement in South Africa, established by Dutch East India Company under John of Riebeeck
Apr 7th - Dutch establish settlement at Cape Town, South Africa
May 4th - Battle at Etampes: French army under Turenne beats Fronde rebels
May 10th - John Johnson, a free black, is granted 550 acres in Northampton, Va
May 13th - Ingen Ryuki invited to become the abbot of Sofokuji temple in Nagasaki
May 18th - Rhode Island enacts 1st law declaring slavery illegal
May 19th - Spanish troops occupy Grevelingen
May 29th - Battle of Goodwin Sands, off Folkestone, Kent: English 'General at Sea' Robert Blake drives out Dutch fleet under Lieutenant Admiral Maarten Tromp
Jun 10th - In Boston, John Hull opens the 1st mint in America
Jun 27th - New Amsterdam (now New York City) enacts first speed limit law in North America
Jul 4th - Prince of Condé starts blood bath in Paris
Jul 6th - Fire on Dutch Dam (Amsterdam's city hall burns)
Jul 10th - England declares war on Netherlands
Jul 25th - Nikita Minin becomes patriarch of Russian-orthodox church
Aug 26th - Sea battle at Plymouth: Ayscue vs De Ruyter
Sep 7th - Battle of Monte Christo: Dutch fleet under J van Galen beat English
Sep 16th - Spanish troops occupy Dunkirk
Sep 28th - English-Dutch sea battle at Kentish Knock
Oct 13th - Prince of Condé flees Paris
Oct 21st - King Louis XIV returns to Paris
Dec 10th - Sea battle at Dungeness: lt-admiral Maarten Tromp beats English fleet

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 18 of 18

Jan 1st - Johann Krieger, composer
Jan 7th - Pavao Vitezovic, Croatia, writer/historian
Mar 3rd - Thomas Otway, England, playwright/poet (Venice Preserved)
Mar 28th - Samuel Sewall, American magistrate (d. 1730)
Apr 7th - Pope Clement XII (d. 1740)
Apr 16th - Clement XII, [Lorenzo Corsini], Italy, Pope (1730-40)
Apr 21st - Michel Rolle, French mathematician (d. 1719)
May 14th - Johann Philipp Fortsch, composer
May 27th - Elisabeth C "Liselotte" van de Palts, German/French duchess of Orleans
Jun 8th - William Dampier, English explorer/pirate
Jul 2nd - Guillielmus "Willem" Kerricx, Flemish sculptor (Rozenkrans)
Aug 10th - Peterus I Scheemaeckers, Flemish sculptor (tomb stones)
Oct 13th - Johann Heinrich Kittel, composer
Oct 19th - Louis Le Quointe, composer
Nov 20th - Romanus Weichlein, composer
Dec 9th - Augustus Quirinus Rivinus, German physician (d. 1723)
Dec 16th - Giovanni Maria Casini, composer
Dec 25th - Archibald Pitcairne, Scottish physician (d. 1713)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

May 2nd - Daughter of the Prince of Orange, Albertine Agnes marries William Frederick Prince of Nassau-Dietz

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 28 of 28

Feb 17th - Gregorio Allegri, Italian singer/composer (Miserere), dies at about 67
Mar 21st - Vredius, [Olivier de Wree], Flem historian/mayor (Brugge), dies at 55
Apr 15th - Patriarch Joseph, head of the Russian Orthodox Church
Apr 21st - Pietro Della Valle, composer, dies at 66
May 27th - Jacques Huyn, composer, dies at 39
Jun 19th - Louis de Geer, Neth/Swedish industrialist/millionaire, dies at 64
Jun 21st - Inigo Jones, English architect (b. 1573)
Jun 24th - Andries Bicker, merchant/Amsterdam regent, dies at 65
Jul 24th - Johann Weichmann, composer, dies at 32
Jul 30th - John Cloppenburg, vicar/theologist, dies at 68
Jul 30th - Charles Amédée de Savoie, 6th Duc de Nemours, French soldier (b. 1624)
Aug 9th - John Both, landscape painter/etcher, dies at about 37
Aug 14th - Abraham Elsevier, book publisher/publisher, dies at 60
Aug 18th - Benjamin G Cuyp, historical painter, dies at about 40
Aug 22nd - Jacob De la Gardie, Swedish soldier and statesman (b. 1583)
Aug 23rd - John Byron, 1st Baron Byron, English royalist politician (b. 1600)
Sep 16th - Dirck Janszoon Sweelinck, Dutch composer, dies at 61
Sep 17th - Bonaventura Elsevier, book publisher/merchant, dies at about 69
Sep 28th - John Asselijn, landscape painter/etcher, dies at about 42
Oct 8th - John Greaves, English mathematician (b. 1602)
Oct 13th - Abraham Verhoeven, Flemish printer/newspaper publisher, dies
Oct 20th - Antonio Coello, Spanish writer (b. 1611)
Oct 27th - Henry, count of Nassau-Siegen, colonel/gov of Hulst, dies
Nov 4th - Jean-Charles de la Faille, Flemish mathematician (b. 1597)
Nov 21st - Jan Brożek, Polish mathematician, physician, and astronomer (b. 1585)
Dec 8th - Adriaan W "Joris" van Geel, Flemish missionary, murdered at 35
Dec 23rd - John Cotton, Mass Bay Puritan preacher, dies at 68
Dec 31st - Frances Cecil, 2nd wife of English earl of Shaftesbury, dies

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