On This Day

What Happened in July 1655

Historical Events

  • Jul 27 Jews of New Amsterdam petition for a Jewish cemetery
  • Jul 27 Netherlands and Brandenburg sign military treaty
  • Jul 29 Biggest townhall in the world opens in Amsterdam
  • Jul 30 Dutch troops occupy Fort Assahudi Seram
  • Jul 31 Russo-Polish War (1654-1667): the Russian army enters the capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Vilnius, which it holds for six years

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 15 Girolamo Rainaldi, Italian architect (b. 1570)
  • Jul 28 Cyrano de Bergerac, French dramatist/novelist, dies at 36 in Paris
  • Jul 28 Suzuki Shosan, Samurai/monk/propagator of Zen Buddhism, dies at 76
  • Jul 30 Sigmund Theophil Staden, German composer, dies at 47