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What Happened in 1648

Important Events in 1648

  • Oct 24 Treaty of Westphalia ends The Thirty Years' War in the Holy Roman Empire; Switzerland's independence recognized
  • Nov 30 English Parliamentary army captures King Charles I

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Famous People in 1648

World Leaders in 1648

Famous People Who Died in 1648

  • Jan 14 Casparus Barleaus, Flemish theologist and poet (Muiderkring), dies at 63
  • Jan 23 Francisco de Rojas Zorrilla, Spanish playwright (Del Rey Abajo Ninguno), dies at 40
  • Feb 2 George Abbot, English writer
  • Feb 28 Christian IV of Denmark, King of Denmark and Norway (1588-1648), dies at 70
  • Mar 12 Tirso de Molina, Spanish Baroque dramatist, poet and Roman Catholic monk (The Trickster of Seville and the Stone Guest), dies at about 63

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