On This Day

What Happened in September 1644

Historical Events

  • Sep 2 Robert Devereux's Parliamentarian infantry surrenders to Royalist forces in Battle of Lostwithiel, Cornwall, during English Civil War

Victory in Battle

Sep 5 Prince Frederick Henry conquers Sas of Gent

  • Sep 15 Giambattista Pamfili replaces Pope Urban VIII as Innocent X
  • Sep 17 French troops occupy Mainz

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 5 Gillis Schey, Dutch admiral (battle at Lowestoft) (D. 1703)
  • Sep 6 Juan Bautista Jose Cabanilles, Spanish organist and composer, born in Algemesí, Spain (d. 1712)
  • Sep 14 Gisbert Cuper, Dutch classicist and historian, born in Hemmen, Gelderland, Netherlands (d. 1716)
  • Sep 25 Ole Rømer, Danish astronomer, born in Aarhus, Denmark (d. 1710)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 4 John Wtenbogaert, Dutch theologist (Kerckelicke history), dies at 87
  • Sep 7 Guido Bentivoglio, Italian statesman (b. 1579)
  • Sep 8 Francis Quarles, English poet (Enchiridion), dies at 52