What Happened in 1659

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Significant Events

  • Feb 16 1st known cheque (£400) (on display at Westminster Abbey)
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Did You Know?

Peter Stuyvesant of New Netherlands forbids tennis playing during religious services (1st mention of tennis in US)

On September 30, 1659


World Leaders in 1659

Famous People in 1659

Famous People Born in 1659

  • Jan 17 Antonio Veracini, composer
  • Jan 21 Adriaen van der Werff, Dutch portrait painter/engraver/architect
  • Feb 1 Jacob Roggeveen, Dutch Swiss lawyer/navigator (Easter Island)
  • Mar 8 Isaac de Beausobre, French Protestant pastor (d. 1738)
  • Mar 26 William Wollaston, Coton England, philosopher
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Famous Weddings

  • Jul 16 Princess Henriette C of Orange-Nassau weds monarch Johan George II

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 16 Charles Annibal Fabrot, French lawyer (b. 1580)
  • Jan 18 Benedikt Lechler, composer, dies at 64
  • Feb 17 Abel Servien, French diplomat (b. 1593)
  • Feb 27 Henry Dunster, first President of Harvard College (b. 1609)
  • Apr 15 Simon Dach, Prussian German poet, dies at 63
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