1651 in History

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Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 1 Charles II Stuart crowned king of Scotland

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • Feb 6 -7] Cardinal Mazarin flees Paris
  • Feb 13 Flemish missionary Joris van Geel departs to Congo
  • Mar 5 South Sea dike in Amsterdam breaks after storm
  • Mar 31 Great earthquake at Cuzco Peru
  • Jun 28 Battle of Beresteczko between Poles and Ukrainians starts.
  • Jun 30 The Deluge: Khmelnytsky Uprising - the Battle of Beresteczko ends with a Polish victory.
  • Jul 24 Anthony Johnson, a free African American, receives grant of 250 acres in Virginia

BattleBattle of Interest

Sep 3 Battle of Worcester: Oliver Cromwell destroys English royalists

English Military and Political Leader Oliver Cromwell
English Military and Political Leader
Oliver Cromwell
  • Sep 6 After losing the battle of Worcester, King Charles II spends a day hiding in an oak tree
  • Oct 9 English parliament passes Navigation Act
  • Oct 17 Future King Charles II flees from England
  • Oct 27 English troops occupy Limerick, Ireland

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 7 King Louis XIV of France (13) declared of full age

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • Dec 24 Jan van Riebeeck departs for Cape of Good Hope to found 1st permanent European settlement
  • Dec 25 Massachusetts General Court ordered a five shilling fine for "observing any such day as Christmas"

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 13 Henry Booth, 1st Earl of Warrington, English politician (d. 1694)
  • Jan 20 Edward Tyson, British Physician and father of comparative anatomy (The Anatomy of a Pygmy, 1698)
  • Mar 4 John Baron Somers, (Whig), William III's chief minister (1696-1700)
  • Mar 31 Karl II, Elector Palatine (d. 1685)
  • Apr 6 André Dacier, French classical scholar (d. 1722)
  • Apr 10 Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, German mathematician (d. 1708)
  • Apr 21 Blessed Joseph Vaz, Apostle of Ceylon (d. 1711)
  • Apr 30 Jean-Baptiste de la Salle, French priest/theorist/saint
  • May 27 Louis-Antoine, Cardinal de Noailles, French cardinal (d. 1729)
  • Aug 6 Francois Fenelon, France, writer (Playing for Time)
  • Sep 1 Nataliya Kyrillovna Naryshkina, Tsaritsa of Russia (d. 1694)
  • Sep 16 Engelbert Kaempfer, German physician and traveler (d. 1716)
  • Nov 12 Juana Ines de La Cruz, Mexico, poet/nun/feminist (Primero Sueno)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 13 Abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver, dies at 86
  • Apr 7 Lennart Torstenson, Swedish soldier and engineer (b. 1603)
  • Aug 27 Jacob A Backer, painter, dies at about 43
  • Sep 27 Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria, dies at 78
  • Oct 7 Jacques Sirmond, French Jesuit scholar (b. 1559)
  • Oct 8 Isaac Elsevier, book publisher, dies at 55
  • Oct 10 Philippus Rovenius, [Rouveen], apostole, dies at 77
  • Oct 27 Jan III van Foreest, Dutch lawyer/poet/mayor of Hoorn, dies
  • Nov 20 Mikołaj Potocki, Polish soldier (b. 1595)
  • Nov 26 Henry Ireton, English gen/parliament leader (Marston Moor), dies at 40
  • Dec 6 Anna Roemers Visscher, Dutch poetess, dies at 68
  • Dec 14 Pierre Dupuy, French scholar (b. 1582)
  • Dec 18 Francisco the Melo, Portuguese/Spanish earl of Assumar, dies at 54