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What Happened in 1652

Historical Events in 1652

  • Apr 7 Dutch establish settlement at Cape Town, South Africa
  • May 4 Battle of Etampes: French army under Turenne beats Fronde rebels
  • May 10 John Johnson, a free African American, is granted 550 acres in Northampton, Virginia
  • May 13 Ingen Ryuki invited to become the abbot of Sofokuji temple in Nagasaki
  • May 18 Rhode Island enacts 1st law declaring slavery illegal
  • May 19 Spanish troops occupy Grevelingen
  • May 29 Battle of Goodwin Sands, off Folkestone, Kent: English 'General at Sea' Robert Blake drives out Dutch fleet under Lieutenant Admiral Maarten Tromp
  • Jun 10 In Boston, John Hull opens the 1st mint in America

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Famous People in 1652

World Leaders in 1652

Would You Believe?

New Amsterdam (now New York City) enacts first speed limit law in North America

On June 27, 1652

Famous Weddings in 1652

  • May 2 Daughter of the Prince of Orange, Albertine Agnes marries William Frederick Prince of Nassau-Dietz

Famous People Who Died in 1652

  • Feb 17 Gregorio Allegri, Italian singer/composer (Miserere), dies at about 67
  • Mar 21 Vredius [Olivier de Wree], Flemish historian and mayor of Brugge, dies at 55
  • Apr 15 Patriarch Joseph of Moscow, sixth Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia
  • Apr 21 Pietro Della Valle, Italian composer, dies at 66
  • May 27 Jacques Huyn, French baroque composer, dies at 39

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