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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 5 Elena Cornaro Piscopia, Italian mathematician and the 1st woman to receive an academic degree from a university, born in Venice, Italy (d. 1684)

Philosopher and Mathematician Elena Cornaro Piscopia
Philosopher and Mathematician
Elena Cornaro Piscopia
  • Jun 21 Maria Francisca of Nemours, queen of Portugal (d. 1683)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 1 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, German mathematician and philosopher (differential and integral calculus), born in Leipzig, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1716)

Philosopher and mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Philosopher and mathematician
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
  • 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)