On This Day

What Happened in 1649

Important Events

  • Jan 6 The English Rump Parliament votes to put Charles I on trial for treason and other "high crimes"
  • May 19 England is declared a Commonwealth by an act of the Rump Parliament making England a republic for the next 11 years
More Historical Events

1649 in Music

  • Jan 5 Francesco Cavalli's opera "Giasone" premieres in Venice (the most popular opera of the 17th century)

World Leaders in 1649

Famous People in 1649