On This Day

What Happened in September 1649

Historical Events

  • Sep 2 The Italian city of Castro is completely destroyed by the forces of Pope Innocent X, ending the Wars of Castro.

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Sep 11 Massacre of Drogheda, Ireland - Oliver Cromwell kills 3,000 royalists

English Military and Political Leader Oliver Cromwell
English Military and Political Leader
Oliver Cromwell
  • Sep 30 Last Swedish troops vacate Prague

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 5 Louise de K√©rouaille, Duchess of Portsmouth, French mistress to British King Charles II (d. 1734)
  • Sep 15 Titus Oates, English minister and plotter, born in Oakham, Rutland, England (d. 1705)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 6 Famiano Strada, Italian jesuit (bello belgico decades duae), dies at 77
  • Sep 6 Robert Dudley, English navigator and writer (Arcano del Mare), dies at 75
  • Sep 15 John Floyd, English Jesuit preacher (b. 1572)
  • Sep 28 Ottavio Vernizzi, Italian composer, dies at 79