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What Happened in 1653

Important Events in 1653

  • Feb 2 New Amsterdam becomes a city (later renamed New York)
  • Dec 16 Parliamentarian General Oliver Cromwell appointed as Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland

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Famous People in 1653

World Leaders in 1653

Famous Weddings in 1653


Famous People Who Died in 1653

  • Jan 9 John Haynes, 5th Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, dies at 58
  • Feb 16 Johannes Schultz, German composer, dies at 70
  • Feb 19 Luigi Rossi, Italian early baroque composer, dies at about 55
  • Feb 21 Adriaen Pauw, master of Heemstede/Dutch Grand Pensionary, dies at 71
  • Mar 17 Johan van Galen, admiral (battle of Livorno), dies in battle at 48

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