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What Happened in 1634

Historical Events in 1634

  • Jan 24 Emperor Ferdinand II declares Albrecht von Wallenstein a traitor
  • Feb 17 Puritan author William Prynne tried in Star Chamber for publishing "Histrio-masti", criticising the theatre
  • Feb 18 Ferdinand II orders commander Albrecht von Wallenstein's execution
  • Feb 19 Battle of Smolensk: King Wladyslaw IV of Poland beats Russians [NS=Mar 1]
  • Feb 25 Irish captain Walter Devereaux kills Duke Wallenstein
  • Mar 1 Battle at Smolensk: Polish King Wladyslaw IV beats Russians
  • Mar 3 1st tavern in Boston (Mass) opens (Samuel Cole)
  • Mar 13 First meeting of what would become the Academie Francaise in Paris at the house of Valentin Conrart
  • Mar 25 Under charter granted to Lord Baltimore and led by his brother Leonard Calvert first settlers found Catholic colony of Maryland
  • Apr 6 Heeren XIX (the directors of the Dutch West India Company) ask "to secure Eylands Curacao"

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Famous People Born in 1634

  • Jan 7 Adam Krieger, German composer
  • Jan 16 Dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet (d. 1716)
  • Jan 25 Gaspar Fagel, Dutch statesman & writer, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1688)
  • Feb 22 Petrus "Pieter" van Schooten, fortress architect
  • Mar 16 Contessa Marie Madeleine La Fayette, novelist

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Famous People in 1634

World Leaders in 1634

Famous People Who Died in 1634

  • Feb 15 Wilhelm Fabry, German surgeon (Father of German surgery), dies at 73
  • Feb 25 Albrecht von Wallenstein Bohemian general and statesman (Thirty Years War) assassinated at 50
  • May 12 George Chapman, English dramatist/interpreter, dies
  • May 15 Hendrick Avercamp, Dutch painter (b. 1585)
  • Jun 22 Johann von Aldringen, Austrian field marshal (b. 1588)

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