What Happened in 1650

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Historical Events

  • Jan 18 French Prince Louis II of Condé captured
  • Apr 20 Dutch East India Company (VOC) management sets new guidelines
  • Apr 27 The Battle of Carbisdale: Royalist army under Marquess of Montrose invades mainland Scotland from Orkney; defeated by a Covenanter army.
  • Apr 30 French rebel Henri de la Tour Turenne signs treaty with Spain
  • Jun 9 The Harvard Corporation, the more powerful of the two administrative boards of Harvard, is established. First legal corporation in the Americas.
  • Jul 30 Prince Willem II occupies Amsterdam
  • Aug 3 Viceroy Willem II and Amsterdam reach accord about standing army
  • Sep 3 Battle of Dunbar: England vs Scotland
  • Sep 29 2nd Fronde, the Fronde of the Princes uprising ends in France
  • Sep 29 Henry Robinson opens 1st marriage bureau (England)

World Leaders in 1650

Famous People in 1650

Famous People Born in 1650

  • Feb 2 Nell [Eleanor] Gwyn, English actress and mistress to King Charles II, born in London, England (d. 1687)
  • Feb 15 Anne Jules duke de Noailles, marshal of France (hugenot)
  • Apr 20 William Bedloe, English fraudster and Popish Plot informer, born in Chepstow, Monmouthshire (d. 1680)
  • Apr 27 Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel, queen of Denmark and Norway (1670-99), born in Kassel, Germany (d. 1714)
  • May 26 John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist, born in Ashe, England (d. 1722)
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Would You Believe?

The Harvard Corporation, the more powerful of the two administrative boards of Harvard, is established. First legal corporation in the Americas.

On June 9, 1650