Today in History for Year 1638

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 14 of 14

Jan 3rd - Dutch Premier Van Joost speaks of "Hostage rights of Aemstel"
Jan 3rd - Schouwburg Theater, the 1st in Amsterdam, opens
Jan 5th - Petition in Recife Brazil leads to closing of their 2 synagogues
Feb 28th - Scottish Presbyterians sign National Convent, Greyfriars, Edinburgh
Mar 3rd - Duke Bernard van Saksen-Weimar occupies Rheinfelden
Mar 22nd - Religious dissident Anne Hutchinson expelled from Massachusetts Bay Colony
Mar 29th - 1st permanent white settlement in Delaware (Swedish Lutherans)
May 7th - Cornelis S Goyer takes possession of Mauritius (uninhabited)
May 14th - Admiral Adam Westerwolt conquerors Batticaloa, Ceylon
Jun 1st - 1st earthquake recorded in US, at Plymouth, Mass
Jun 25th - Lunar eclipse is 1st astronomical event recorded in the American Colonies
Aug 9th - Jonas Bronck of Holland becomes 1st European settler in Bronx
Sep 1st - -4] French queen-mother Maria de' Medici visits Amsterdam
Dec 17th - French/Swedish troops occupy Breisach on the Rhine

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 24 of 24

Jan 1st - Antoinette du Ligier de la Guard Deshoulieres, French poet/playwright
Jan 1st - Emperor Go-Sai of Japan (d. 1685)
Jan 10th - Nicolas Steno, Danish Scientist and Bishop (d. 1686)
Jan 12th - Ernst R Tarhemberg, Austrian fieldmarshal (Turkish Wars)
Jan 24th - Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset, English poet (d. 1706)
Feb 14th - Sybilla Schwarz, writer
Mar 14th - Johann Georg Gichtel, German mystic (d. 1710)
Mar 15th - Shunzhi Emperor of China
Mar 23rd - Frederik Ruysch, Dutch anatomist
Apr 11th - Diogo Diaz Melgaz, composer
May 6th - Henry Capell, 1st Baron Capell, English politician and First Lord of the Admiralty (d. 1696)
May 13th - Richard Simon, French Biblical critic (d. 1712)
Jun 15th - Samuel Apostool, Dutch vicar/theologist (The Sun)
Jul 6th - Gerrit A Berckheyde, Dutch painter
Jul 8th - Matteo Coferati, composer
Jul 10th - David Teniers III, Flemish painter (carpet cartons)
Jul 15th - Giovanni Buonaventura Viviani, composer
Aug 6th - Nicolas de Malebranche, French philosopher
The Sun King of France Louis XIVThe Sun King of France Louis XIV (Sep 5th) Sep 5th - Louis XIV, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, King of France (1643-1715), (Sun King), (d. 1715)
Sep 10th - Maria Theresa of Spain, El Escorial, Spain, queen of Louis XIV of France (d. 1683)
Oct 18th - Lars Johnstown, [Lasse Lucidor], Swedish poet
Oct 31st - Meindert Hobbema, Amsterdams landscape painter, baptised
Nov 25th - Catherine of Braganza, Queen of Charles II of England (d. 1705)
Dec 17th - Johann Ulrich Sultzberger, composer

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

Feb 11th - Dutch countess Louise of Solms marries earl John of Brederode

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 20 of 20

Jan 21st - Ignazio Donati, Italian composer (c. 1570)
Jan 27th - Gonzalo de C├ęspedes y Meneses, Spanish novelist
Feb 28th - Claude G Bachet de Meziriac, French mathematician/poet, dies at 56
Feb 28th - Henri duc de Rohan, French soldier/Huguenot leader, dies
Mar 8th - Jacob C van Neck, admiral/mayor of Amsterdam, dies at about 73
Mar 19th - Paul Moreelse, Dutch painter/master builder, dies at about 66
Mar 26th - Palamedes "Stevens" Palamedesz, painter, dies at about 30
Apr 7th - Shimazu Tadatsune, Japanese ruler of Satsuma (b. 1576)
May 6th - Cornelius Jansen, theologian (Jansenism), dies
May 27th - Nicolas Forme, composer, dies at 71
Jun 27th - Lukaris Cyrillus, patriarch of Alexandria/Constantinople, dies
Jul 27th - Johan VIII de Jongere, count of Nassau-Siegen, dies in battle at 54
Aug 12th - Johannes Althusius, [Althaut], German lawyer, dies at about 81
Aug 31st - John Ward, composer, dies at 67
Sep 14th - John Harvard, American clergyman (b. 1607)
Oct 17th - Gilles Claesz de Hondecoeter, Flemish (?) painter, buried at about 63
Nov 8th - Johann H Alsted, German theologist/philosopher, dies at 50
Nov 11th - Cornelis Cornelisz, "of Haarlem", painter, dies at about 76
Dec 10th - Ivan [Dzivo F] Gundulic, Dalmatian writer (Osman), dies at 49
Dec 18th - Le Pere Joseph, French mystic, dies

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