1657 in History

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Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 4 Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland, grants residency to Luis Caravajal

English Military and Political Leader Oliver Cromwell
English Military and Political Leader
Oliver Cromwell
  • Mar 23 France & England form alliance against Spain; England gets Dunkirk
  • Mar 31 English Parliament makes the Humble Petition to Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell offering him the crown: he declines
  • Apr 3 English Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell refuses crown
  • Apr 20 Battle in Santa Cruz Bay, Tenerife: English fleet under Robert Blake sinks Spanish silver fleet
  • Jun 1 1st Quakers arrives in New Amsterdam (NY)
  • Jul 13 Oliver Cromwell constrains English army leader John Lambert
  • Sep 19 Brandenburg & Poland sign Treaty of Wehlau
  • Sep 24 First autopsy & coroner's jury verdict is recorded in Maryland
  • Oct 1 Treaty of Raalte: Willem II no longer viceroy of Overijssel
  • Oct 3 French troops occupy Mardyke
  • Nov 6 Brandenburg & Poland sign unity of Bromberg
  • Dec 27 Flushing Remonstrance petition signed in the Dutch colony of New Netherland protesting ban on Quaker worship

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 17 Pieter van Bloemen, [Standaart], Flemish painter, baptized
  • Jan 18 Hendrik Casimir II, Dutch Fieldmarshal (Nassau)
  • Feb 11 Bernard Fontenelle, France, scientist/writer (Plurality of Worlds)
  • Mar 1 Samuel Werenfels, Swiss theologian (d. 1740)
  • Mar 24 Arai Hakuseki, Japanese writer and politician (d. 1725)
  • Jun 10 James Cragg the Elder, British politician (d. 1721)
  • Jun 14 Cornelis Cruys, [Niels Olsen Creutz], Norwegian/Dutch admiral
  • Jul 11 Frederik I, King of Prussia (1701-13)
  • Aug 10 Cornelis Chastelein, Dutch colonial director
  • Aug 18 Ferdinando Galli Bibiena, Italian architect/designer (d. 1743)
  • Sep 27 Sophia, regent of Russia (1682-89)
  • Oct 4 Francesco Solimena, Italian painter (d. 1747)
  • Nov 11 Guido Starhemberg, Austria earl/fieldmarshal (Turkish Wars)
  • Nov 26 William Derham, English minister and writer (d. 1735)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 10 Sebastian Stosskopf, Elzabethian painter, dies at 59
  • Mar 26 Jacob van Eyck, Dutch blind flautist/carillonneur, dies at 69
  • Apr 2 Ferdinand III, King of Hungarian/Bohemia/German Emperor, dies at 48
  • Apr 2 Jean-Jacques Olier - French catholic priest, founder of the Society of Saint-Sulpice (b. 1608)
  • May 9 William Bradford, Governor (Plymouth Colony, Mass), dies
  • May 10 Gustaf Horn, Swedish soldier and politician (b. 1592)
  • May 16 Andrzej Bobola, Polish Jesuit missionary (b. 1591)
  • Jun 3 William Harvey, English physician (b. 1578)
  • Aug 6 Bohdan Khmelnytsky, Polish-Lithuanian noble
  • Aug 7 Robert Blake, English admiral (Dover, Dungeness), dies at about 57
  • Aug 29 John Lilburne, English dissenter
  • Sep 7 Arvid Wittenberg, Swedish count, field marshal and privy councilor (b. 1606)
  • Sep 13 Jacob van Campen, painter/architect (Amsterdam Townhall), dies at 62
  • Sep 26 Hadji Chalfa/Katib Tsjelebi, Turkish geographer, dies at 48
  • Sep 28 Emilia Secunda Antwerpiana, daugher of Willem of Orange, dies at 75