What Happened in 1656

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Significant Events

  • Jan 8 Oldest surviving commercial newspaper begins (Haarlem, Netherlands)
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World Leaders in 1656

Famous People in 1656

Famous People Born in 1656

  • Mar 10 Adolf H van Rechteren, Dutch diplomat/politician
  • Apr 10 RenĂ© Lepage de Ste-Claire, lord-founder of the town of Rimouski, in New France (d. 1718)
  • May 31 Marin Marais, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1728)
  • Jul 7 Guru Har Krishan, 8th Guru of Sikhism (d. 1664)
  • Aug 6 Claude de Forbin, French naval commander (d. 1733)
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Famous Weddings

  • Nov 12 English Poet and author of epic "Paradise Lost" John Milton (47) marries 2nd wife Katherine Woodcock