On This Day

What Happened in July 1654

Historical Events

  • Jul 20 Anglo-Portuguese treaty, Portugal comes under English control

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 5 Antonio Maria Pacchioni, Baroque composer, born in Modena, Italy (baptized date) (d. 1738)
  • Jul 9 Emperor Reigen, 112th Emperor of Japan, born in Kyoto, Japan (d. 1732)
  • Jul 25 Agostino Steffani, Italian-German diplomat and composer, born in Castelfranco Veneto, Italy (d. 1728)
  • Jul 31 Jacob Hop, Dutch politician and diplomat

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 9 Ferdinand IV, King of the Romans, Bohemia and Hungary, dies of smallpox at 20