Historical Events in February 1653

  • 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