What Happened in February 1653

Historical Events

  • Feb 2 New Amsterdam becomes a city (later renamed New York)
  • Feb 3 Cardinal Mazarin returns to Paris from exile
  • Feb 7 Nicolas Fouquet appointed superintendant of Finance of France
  • Feb 20 Defeat of Dutch fleet under Adm Van Tromp by Admiral Blake off Portsmouth
  • Feb 28 -Mar 3] 3 Day Sea battle English beat Dutch

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 17 Arcangelo Corelli, Italian violinist/composer (Concerto Grossi), born in Fusignano, Italy (d. 1713)

Famous Deaths

  • 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