What Happened in 1640

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Significant Events

  • Nov 3 English Long Parliament forms
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World Leaders in 1640

Famous People in 1640

Famous People Born in 1640

  • Jan 25 William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire, English soldier and statesman (d. 1707)
  • Mar 18 Philippe de la Hire, French mathematician and astronomer (d. 1719)
  • Apr 1 Georg Mohr, Danish mathematician (d. 1697)
  • Apr 22 Mariana Alcoforado, Portugal, nun
  • May 31 Michał Wiśniowiecki, King of Poland (d. 1673)
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Famous Deaths

  • Jan 14 Thomas Coventry, 1st Baron Coventry, English lawyer and judge (b. 1578)
  • Jan 22 Erasmus Quellinus I, Flemish wood carver, dies at about 55
  • Jan 25 Robert Burton, author (Anatomy of Melancholy), dies
  • Feb 4 Hendrick C Vroom, Dutch seascape painter, dies
  • Feb 9 Murad IV, sultan of Turkey (1623-40), dies in Baghdad at 27
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