Historical Events in 1659

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  • Jan 14th Battle at Elvas: Portuguese beat Spanish
  • Jan 24th Pierre Corneille's "Oedipe" premieres in Paris
  • Feb 11th The assault on Copenhagen by Swedish forces is beaten back with heavy losses.
  • Feb 16th 1st known cheque (£400) (on display at Westminster Abbey)
  • Apr 22nd Lord protector Cromwell disbands English parliament
  • May 22nd France, England & Netherlands sign "Hedges Concerto" treaty
  • May 25th Richard Cromwell resigns as Lord Protector of England. Many pubs in England have since been called "Tumbeldown Dick" in his memory.
  • May 31st Netherlands, England & France sign Treaty of The Hague
  • Jun 29th The Russians, led by prince Trubetskoy are defeated by the Ukrainian armies of Ivan Vyhovsky in the Battle of Konotop.
  • Sep 30th Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked (according to Daniel Defoe)
  • Sep 30th Peter Stuyvesant of New Netherlands forbids tennis playing during religious services (1st mention of tennis in US)
  • Oct 12th English "Rump" Parliament dimisses John Lambert & other generals
  • Oct 13th Gen-major John Lambert drives out English Rump-government

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Nov 7th Peace of Pyreneeen: French King Louis XIV & Spanish king Philip IV

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • Nov 17th Peace of the Pyrenees is signed between France and Spain.
  • Nov 25th Michiel de Ruyter conquerors Danish city Nyborg
  • Dec 8th Mexican border town Ciudad Juárez is founded by Fray García de San Francisco.
  • Dec 16th General Monck demands free parliamentary election in Scotland
  • Dec 26th Long Parliament reforms in Westminster