What Happened in 1653

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Significant Events

  • Feb 2 New Amsterdam becomes a city (later renamed New York)
  • Dec 16 Parliamentarian General Oliver Cromwell appointed as Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland
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World Leaders in 1653

Famous People in 1653

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 16 Johannes Schultz, composer, dies at 70
  • Feb 19 Luigi Rossi, composer, dies
  • Feb 21 Adriaen Pauw, master of Heemstede/Dutch Grand Pensionary, dies at 71
  • Mar 17 Johan van Galen, admiral (battle of Livorno), dies in battle at 48
  • Mar 23 Johan van Galen, Dutch admiral (Dunes Monte Christo), dies at about 48
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