On This Day

What Happened in 1638

Historical Events

  • Jan 3 Dutch Premier Van Joost speaks of "Hostage rights of Aemstel"
  • Jan 3 Schouwburg Theater, the 1st in Amsterdam, opens
  • Jan 5 Petition in Recife Brazil leads to closing of their 2 synagogues
  • Feb 28 Scottish Presbyterians sign National Convent, Greyfriars, Edinburgh
  • Mar 3 Duke Bernard of Saxe-Weimar occupies Rheinfelden
  • Mar 22 Religious dissident Anne Hutchinson expelled from Massachusetts Bay Colony
  • Mar 29 1st permanent white settlement in Delaware (Swedish Lutherans)
  • May 7 Cornelis S Goyer takes possession of Mauritius (uninhabited)
  • May 12 Emperor Shah Jahan commissions construction of the Red Fort at Shahjahanabad, Mughal Empire (now Dehli, India)
  • May 13 Construction of the Red Fort begins at Shahjahanabad, Mughal Empire (now Dehli, India)
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Famous People in 1638

World Leaders in 1638

Famous Weddings

  • Feb 11 Dutch countess Louise of Solms marries earl John of Brederode

Famous People Who Died in 1638

  • Jan 21 Ignazio Donati, Italian composer (c. 1570)
  • Jan 27 Gonzalo de C├ęspedes y Meneses, Spanish novelist
  • Feb 28 Claude Gaspard Bachet de Meziriac, French mathematician and poet, dies at 56
  • Feb 28 Henri duc de Rohan, French soldier and Huguenot leader, dies
  • Mar 8 Jacob C van Neck, admiral/mayor of Amsterdam, dies at about 73

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