Year 1634 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 17 Puritan author William Prynne tried in Star Chamber for publishing "Histrio-masti", criticising the theatre
  • Feb 18 Ferdinand II orders commander Albrecht von Wallenstein's execution
  • Feb 19 Battle of Smolensk: King Wladyslaw IV of Poland beats Russians [NS=Mar 1]
  • Feb 25 Irish captain Walter Devereaux kills Duke Wallenstein
  • Mar 1 Battle at Smolensk: Polish King Wladyslaw IV beats Russians
  • Mar 3 1st tavern in Boston (Mass) opens (Samuel Cole)
  • Mar 13 First meeting of what would become the Academie Francaise in Paris at the house of Valentin Conrart
  • Mar 25 Under charter granted to Lord Baltimore and led by his brother Leonard Calvert first settlers found Catholic colony of Maryland
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Historical Figures Born in 1634

  • Jan 16 Dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet (d. 1716)
  • Jan 25 Gaspar Fagel, Dutch statesman & writer, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1688)
  • Feb 22 Petrus "Pieter" van Schooten, fortress architect
  • Mar 16 Contessa Marie Madeleine La Fayette, novelist
  • Mar 20 Balthasar Bekker, Frisian theologist (Examiner of Comets)

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