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What Happened in 1636

Historical Events in 1636

  • Jul 4 City of Providence, Rhode Island form
  • Aug 4 Johan Mauritius appointed governor of Dutch Brazil
  • Aug 14 Spanish troops occupy Corbie at Amiens
  • Aug 18 The Covenant of the Town of Dedham, Massachusetts is first signed.
  • Oct 4 Battle at Wittstock, Brandenburg: Sweden beat Ferdinand III
  • Oct 4 In Massachusetts the Plymouth Colony's 1st law drafted
  • Oct 28 Harvard University, Cambridge, founded by a vote of the Massachusetts General Court
  • Nov 17 Henrique Dias, Brazilian general, wins a decisive battle against the Dutch in Brazil

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Famous People Born in 1636

  • Feb 12 Herman Witsius, [Wits], Dutch reformed theologist
  • Apr 29 Esaias Reusner, German lutenist and composer, born in Lwówek Śląski, Poland (d. 1679)
  • Jun 15 Johann David Mayer, composer
  • Jul 2 Daniel Speer, German composer, born in Breslau (d. 1707)
  • Sep 18 Pietro Sanmartini, Italian composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1701)

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Famous People Who Died in 1636

  • Jan 26 Jean Hotman, Marquis de Villers-St-Paul, French diplomat (b. 1552)
  • Feb 22 Santorio Sanctorius, Venetian physiologist and physician (invented thermometer), dies at 74
  • Apr 18 Julius Caesar, English lawyer & judge, dies at 78
  • Jun 13 George Gordon, 1st Marquess of Huntly, Scottish politician (b. 1562)
  • Jul 20 John Oldham, trader in Mass, murdered by indians

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