On This Day

What Happened in July 1652

Historical Events

  • Jul 4 Prince of Condé starts blood bath in Paris
  • Jul 6 Fire on Dutch Dam (Amsterdam's city hall burns)
  • Jul 10 England declares war on The Netherlands - beginning of the 1st Anglo-Dutch war
  • Jul 25 Nikita Minin becomes patriarch of Russian Orthodox Church

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 2 Guillielmus "Willem" Kerricx, Flemish sculptor (Rozenkrans), born in Dendermonde, East Flanders (d. 1719)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 24 Johann Weichmann, composer, dies at 32
  • Jul 30 John Cloppenburg, vicar/theologist, dies at 68
  • Jul 30 Charles Amédée de Savoie, 6th Duc de Nemours, French soldier (b. 1624)