May 1659 in History

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Events in History

  • May 22 France, England & Netherlands sign "Hedges Concerto" treaty
  • May 25 Richard Cromwell resigns as Lord Protector of England, earning the nickname "Tumbledown Dick" as a result of his abrupt fall from power
  • May 31 Netherlands, England & France sign Treaty of The Hague

Birthdays in History

  • May 16 Campegius Vitringa, Dutch theologist