On This Day

What Happened in September 1655

Historical Events

  • Sep 26 Peter Stuyvesant recaptures Dutch Ft Casimir from Swedish in Delaware

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 12 Sebastien de Brossard, French composer and music theorist, born in Dompierre, Orne, France (d. 1730)
  • Sep 19 Jan Luyts, Dutch physicist and mathematician, born in Hoorn, Netherlands (d. 1721)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 3 Johan Wolfert van Brederode, Dutch governor (Hertogenbosch) and field marshal, dies at 56
  • Sep 7 Tristan l'Hermite, French dramatist/poet, dies (birth date unknown)