On This Day

What Happened in July 1647

Historical Events

  • Jul 7 People's uprising against high prices and Spanish rule in Naples

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 2 Daniel Finch, 2nd Earl of Nottingham, English Tory statesman, born in London (d. 1730)
  • Jul 22 Margaretha Mary Alacoque, French Roman Catholic saint and mystic, born in L'Hautecour, France (d. 1690)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 7 Thomas Hooker, American colonial clergyman (known as "the father of Connecticut"), dies at 61
  • Jul 16 Masaniello [Tommaso Aniello], Italian fisherman and leader of the 1647 Naples revolt against the rule of Habsburg Spain, assassinated by a group of grain merchants at 27