1641 in History

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Events in History

  • Jan 14 United East Indian Company conquers city of Malacca, 7,000 killed

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Feb 16 English king Charles I accepts Triennial Act

King of England Charles I
King of England
Charles I
  • Mar 16 General court declares RI a democracy & adopts new constitution
  • Jun 1 France & Portugal sign anti-Spanish covenant
  • Jul 6 Battle at La Marfée Sedan: Earl Soisson beats French government army

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Jul 27 Prince Frederick Henry captures castle of Gennep

Prince of Orange Frederick Henry
Prince of Orange
Frederick Henry
  • Aug 20 England & Scotland sign Treaty of Pacification
  • Aug 26 West India Company conquers Sao Paulo de Loanda, Angola
  • Oct 15 Paul de Chomedy de Maisonneuve claims Montreal
  • Oct 23 Outbreak of the Irish Rebellion of 1641 - Catholic uprising in Ulster
  • Dec 1 Massachusetts becomes the first colony to give statutory recognition to slavery
  • Dec 6 Don Francisco de Mello appointed land guardian of South Netherlands
  • Dec 25 Emperor Ferdinand III makes appointments with Sweden & France

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 18 Francois Michel le Tellier, French statesman (Marquis de Louvois)
  • Apr 8 Henry Sydney, 1st Earl of Romney, English statesman (d. 1704)
  • Apr 15 Robert Sibbald, Scottish physician (d. 1722)
  • May 8 Nicolaas Witsen, etcher/mayor (Amsterdam)
  • May 16 Dudley North, English financier and economist
  • May 28 Janez Vajkard Valvasor, Slovenian polymath (d. 1693)
  • Jun 28 Marie Casimire Louise de la Grange d'Arquien, queen of Poland (d. 1716)
  • Jun 30 Meinhardt Schomberg, 3rd Duke of Schomberg, Irish general (d. 1719)
  • Jul 30 Regnier de Graaf, Dutch physician and anatomist (d. 1673)
  • Aug 5 John Hathorne, American magistrate (d. 1717)
  • Sep 23 Adrian "Aart" van Wijck, theologist (against jansenisme)
  • Oct 5 Françoise-Athénaïs, marquise de Montespan, French mistress of King Louis XIV of France (d. 1707)
  • Nov 23 Anthonie Heinsius, Dutch statesman (d. 1720)

Weddings in History

  • May 12 Prince Willem II of Orange (14) marries English princess Mary Henrietta Stuart (9)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 3 Jeremiah Horrocks, English astronomical prodigy, dies at 22
  • Jan 11 Franciscus Gomarus, [Francois Gomaer], French theologist, dies
  • Jan 11 Juan Martínez de Jáuregui y Aguilar, Spanish poet (b. 1583)
  • Mar 8 Xu Xiake, Chinese adventurer (b. 1587)
  • Apr 13 Richard Montagu, English clergyman (b. 1577)
  • Apr 15 Domenico Zampieri, Italian painter (b. 1581)
  • May 10 Johan Banér, Swedish soldier (b. 1596)
  • May 12 Thomas Wentworth, English viceroy of Ireland, beheaded at 48
  • Jun 27 Michiel Jansz of Mierevelt, royal painter, dies at 74
  • Sep 27 Francois van d'aerssen, mister of Sommelsdijk/diplomat, dies at 69
  • Oct 6 Matthijs H Quast, fleet guardian (Gold Islands), dies in battle
  • Oct 31 Cornelis Jol, Dutch admiral and privateer, dies at about 41
  • Nov 9 Ferdinand, of Austria, cardinal of Spain, dies at 32
  • Nov 11 Ferdinand van Austrian, cardinal of Spain, dies
  • Nov 28 Robert Dowland, English luitist/son of John Dowland, dies at about 50
  • Dec 9 Anthonie "Antoon" van Dyck, Flemish painter, dies at 42
  • Dec 27 Francois van d'Aerssen, ruler of Sommelsdijk/diplomat, dies at 69