On This Day

What Happened in July 1653

Historical Events

  • Jul 4 English Barebones Parliament goes into session

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 30 Johan de Witt sworn in as pension advisor of Holland

Statesman and Advisor of Holland Johan de Witt
Statesman and Advisor of Holland
Johan de Witt
  • Jul 31 Fronde-leaders surrender in Bordeaux

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 5 Thomas Pitt, British merchant and Governor of Madras, born in Blandford St. Mary, Dorset, England (d. 1726)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 10 Gabriel Naudé, French librarian and scholar (b. 1600)
  • Jul 31 Thomas Dudley, British colonial governor of Massachusetts, dies at 76