On This Day

What Happened in 1646

Historical Events

  • Feb 16 Battle of Great Torrington, Devon - the last major battle of the first English Civil War
  • Feb 28 Roger Scott tried in Massachusetts for sleeping in church
  • Mar 6 Joseph Jenkes receives the 1st patent in North America for making scythes from the General Court of Massachusetts
  • Apr 27 King Charles I flees Oxford
  • May 5 King Charles I surrenders in Scotland
  • May 30 Spain & Netherlands sign temporary cease fire
  • Jun 25 Thomas Fairfax's New Model Army occupies Oxford
  • Jul 30 English parliament sets king Charles I Newcastle Propositions
  • Oct 28 First Protestant church assembly for American Indians established in Massachusetts
  • Nov 4 Massachusetts uses death penalty for denying that Holy Bible is God's word

Famous People in 1646

World Leaders in 1646

Famous Weddings

  • Dec 7 Princess Louise Henriette (19) of Nassau marries Frederick Henry Elector of Brandenburg

Famous People Who Died in 1646

  • Jan 6 Elias Hill, German architect of Augsburg, dies at 72
  • Mar 20 Matthew Vossius, historian (Annales Holland Zelandiaeque), dies at 35
  • Apr 10 Santino Solari, Swiss architect and sculptor (b. 1576)
  • Aug 19 Alexander Henderson, Scottish theologian
  • Aug 28 Fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Poesie liriche), dies at 53

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