On This Day

What Happened on November 8, 1658

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Battle of the Sound: Swedish fleet prevails over the Dutch fleet during the 2nd Northern War

Famous Deaths

  • Pieter Floriszoon, Dutch admiral, dies at sea in the Battle of the Sound at about 50
  • Witte de With, Dutch vice-admiral, dies at sea in the Battle of the Sound, at age 59