What Happened in February 1653

Historical Events

  • Feb 2 New Amsterdam becomes a city (later renamed New York)
  • Feb 3 Cardinal Mazarin returns to Paris from exile
  • Feb 7 Nicolas Fouquet appointed superintendant of Finance of France
  • Feb 20 Defeat of Dutch fleet under Adm Van Tromp by Adm Blake off Portsmouth
  • Feb 28 -Mar 3] 3 Day Sea battle English beats Dutch

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 17 Arcangelo Corelli, Fusignano Italy, violinist/comp (Concerto Grossi)

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