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What Happened in 1657

Important Events in 1657

  • Mar 31 English Parliament makes the Humble Petition to Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell offering him the crown: he declines
  • Dec 27 "Flushing Remonstrance" petition signed in the Dutch colony of New Netherland, protesting the ban on Quaker worship

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Famous People Born in 1657

  • Jan 17 Pieter van Bloemen [Standaart], Flemish painter, baptized
  • Jan 18 Hendrik Casimir II, Dutch Prince of Nassau-Dietz and Stadtholder of Friesland and Groningen (1664-96), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1696)
  • Feb 11 Bernard Fontenelle, French scientist/writer (Plurality of Worlds)
  • Mar 1 Samuel Werenfels, Swiss theologian (d. 1740)
  • Mar 18 Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni, Italian composer

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Would You Believe?

1st autopsy and coroner's jury verdict is recorded in Maryland

On September 24, 1657