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What Happened in 1654

Historical Events in 1654

  • Jan 7 Fire after heavy storm destroys two thirds of De Rijp Netherlands, 1 person dies
  • Jan 26 Portuguese troops conquer last Dutch base on Recife
  • Apr 12 Ordinance of Union between England and Scotland passed by the Council of State
  • Apr 15 England & Netherlands sign peace treaty
  • Apr 21 England & Sweden sign trade agreement
  • Apr 26 Jews are expelled from Brazil
  • May 3 Bridge at Rowley, Massachusetts begins charging tolls for animals
  • May 13 Venetian fleet under Adm Adeler beats Turkish
  • Jun 6 Queen Christina of Sweden resigns and converts to Catholicism
  • Jun 7 Louis XIV crowned King of France

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Famous People Born in 1654

  • Jan 10 Joshua Barnes, English scholar, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1712)
  • Jan 20 Michiel de Swaen, South Netherland physician/poet
  • Jan 22 Richard Blackmore, English physician and writer (d. 1729)
  • Mar 11 Heinrich Georg Neuss, composer
  • Mar 16 Andreas Acoluthus, German orientalist (d. 1704)

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Famous People Who Died in 1654

  • Jan 10 Nicholas Culpeper, English botanist, herbalist, physician, and astrologer (b. 1616)
  • Jan 17 Paul Potter, Dutch painter, buried
  • Feb 17 Michael Lohr, German composer, dies at 62
  • Feb 18 Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac, French writer (b. 1594)
  • Mar 24 Samuel Scheidt, German composer (Concertus sacri), dies at 66

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