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What Happened in 1641

Historical Events in 1641

  • Jan 14 United East Indian Company conquers city of Malacca, 7,000 killed
  • Feb 16 English king Charles I accepts Triennial Act requiring that Parliament meet for at least a fifty-day session once every three years
  • Mar 16 General court declares RI a democracy & adopts new constitution
  • Jun 1 France and Portugal sign anti-Spanish covenant
  • Jul 6 Battle at La Marfée Sedan: Earl Soisson beats French government army
  • Jul 27 Prince Frederick Henry captures castle of Gennep
  • Aug 20 England & Scotland sign Treaty of Pacification
  • Aug 26 West India Company conquers Sao Paulo de Loanda, Angola
  • Oct 15 Paul de Chomedy de Maisonneuve claims Montreal
  • Oct 23 Outbreak of the Irish Rebellion of 1641 - Catholic uprising in Ulster

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Famous People Born in 1641

  • Jan 18 Francois Michel le Tellier, French statesman (Marquis de Louvois), born in Paris (d. 1691)
  • Apr 8 Henry Sydney, 1st Earl of Romney, English statesman, born in Paris (d. 1704)
  • Apr 15 Robert Sibbald, Scottish physician, born in Edinburgh (d. 1722)
  • May 8 Nicolaas Witsen, Dutch statesman and mayor of Amsterdam, born in Amsterdam (d. 1717)
  • May 16 Dudley North, English financier and economist

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Famous Weddings in 1641

  • May 12 Prince Willem II of Orange (14) marries English princess Mary Henrietta Stuart (9)

Famous People Who Died in 1641

  • Jan 3 Jeremiah Horrocks, English astronomical prodigy, dies at 22
  • Jan 11 Franciscus Gomarus [Francois Gomaer], Dutch theologist and opera singer, dies at 77
  • Jan 11 Juan Martínez de Jáuregui y Aguilar, Spanish poet (b. 1583)
  • Mar 8 Xu Xiake, Chinese adventurer (b. 1587)
  • Apr 13 Richard Montagu, English clergyman, dies at 64

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