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What Happened in 1658

Historical Events in 1658

  • May 24 Battle of Dunes (Spanish-French War) fought
  • Jun 3 Pope Alexander VII appoints François de Laval vicar apostolic in New France
  • Jun 14 Battle at Dunes: English and French fleet beat Spanish
  • Jun 23 Dutch troops occupy last Portuguese Fort at Jafnapatnam in Ceylon
  • Jun 24 French fleet recaptures Duinkerk
  • Jun 25 Spanish garrison at Dunkirk surrenders to French and English
  • Jul 31 Aurangzeb appoints himself Mongol emperor
  • Aug 12 1st American police force forms (New Amsterdam)

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Famous People Born in 1658

  • Jan 9 Nicolas Coustou, French sculptor (Descente de Croix)
  • Feb 13 Jan B. Wellekens, Dutch poet and painter
  • Feb 18 Charles-Irénée Castel de Saint-Pierre, French writer (d. 1743)
  • Mar 5 Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, french colonial governor of America
  • Apr 19 Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine (1690-1716), born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 1716)

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