On This Day

What Happened in 1653

Important Events

  • 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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World Leaders in 1653

Famous People in 1653

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

  • 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, composer, dies
  • 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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