1646 in History

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Events in History

  • Feb 16 Battle of Great Torrington, Devon - the last major battle of the first English Civil War.
  • Feb 28 Roger Scott was tried in Mass for sleeping in church
  • Mar 6 Joseph Jenkes, MA, receives 1st colonial machine patent

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 27 King Charles I flees Oxford

King of England Charles I
King of England
Charles I
  • May 5 King Charles I surrenders in Scotland
  • May 30 Spain & Netherlands sign temporary cease fire
  • Jun 25 Thomas Fairfax's New Model Army occupies Oxford
  • Jul 30 English parliament sets king Charles I Newcastle Propositions
  • Oct 28 First Protestant church assembly for American Indians (established in Massachusetts
  • Nov 4 Massachusetts uses death penalty for denying that Holy Bible is God's word

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 4 Hans A Freiherr von Abschatz, Silesian poet
  • Feb 17 Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist (d. 1714)
  • Feb 23 Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (d. 1709)
  • Apr 4 Antoine Galland, French archaeologist (d. 1715)
  • Apr 15 King Christian V of Denmark (d. 1699)
  • Apr 15 Pierre Poiret, French mystic (d. 1719)
  • Apr 16 Jules Hardouin Mansart, French architect (d. 1708)
  • Apr 20 Charles Plumier, French botanist (d. 1704)
  • Jun 5 Elena Cornaro Piscopia, Italian mathematician (d. 1684)
  • Jun 21 Maria Francisca of Nemours, queen of Portugal (d. 1683)
  • Jul 1 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, German mathematician and philosopher (differential and integral calculus), born in Leipzig (d. 1716)
  • Aug 8 Godfrey Kneller, German-born painter (d. 1723)
  • Aug 19 John Flamsteed, Denby Derbyshire, English astronomer and first Astronomer Royal
  • Sep 9 Zeger B van Espen, Flemish theologist
  • Dec 4 Alain Emmanuel de Coëtlogon, Marshal of France (d. 1730)
  • Dec 26 Robert Bolling, English settler in Virginia (d. 1709)

Weddings in History

  • Dec 7 Princess Louise Henriette (19) of Nassau marries Frederick Henry Elector of Brandenburg

Deaths in History

  • Jan 6 Elias Hill, German architect of Augsburg, dies at 72
  • Mar 20 Matthew Vossius, historian (Annales Holland Zelandiaeque), dies at 35
  • Apr 10 Santino Solari, Swiss architect and sculptor (b. 1576)
  • Aug 19 Alexander Henderson, Scottish theologian
  • Aug 28 Fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Poesie liriche), dies at 53
  • Sep 14 Robert Devereux, 3rd earl of Essex, dies
  • Sep 14 Thomas H Earl of Arundel, English art collector (Marbles), dies
  • Oct 9 Baltasar Carlos, son of Spanish king Philip IV, dies
  • Oct 12 Francois De Bassompierre, marshal of France, dies
  • Oct 18 Isaac Jogues, French Jesuit missionary (b. 1607)
  • Oct 28 William Dobson, English painter (b. 1610)
  • Nov 29 Laurentius Paulinus Gothus, Swedish theologian and astronomer (b. 1565)
  • Nov 30 John C Lichthart, admiral (Cape Augustine), dies at about 45
  • Dec 22 Peter Mogila, Orthodox Metropolitan of Kiev and Galicia (b. 1596)
  • Dec 23 François Maynard, French poet (b. 1582)