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What Happened in 1645

Important Events in 1645

  • Apr 3 English Long Parliament passes the Self-Denying Ordinance, limiting regional armies, significant step toward New Model Army
  • Jun 14 Battle of Naseby, Leicestershire: "New Model Army" under Oliver Cromwell & Thomas Fairfax beat royalists forces of English King Charles I

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Famous People in 1645

World Leaders in 1645

Famous People Who Died in 1645

  • Jan 10 William Laud, English Archbishop of Canterbury, beheaded, for treason, in the Tower of London at 71
  • Apr 16 Tobias Hume, Scottish composer (The First Part of Ayres), dies
  • Apr 19 Anton van Diemen, gov-gen (Neth East Indies), dies at about 51
  • Apr 19 William Smith, British composer, dies at 42
  • Jun 13 Miyamoto Musashi, Japanese swordsman

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