On This Day

1635 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 10 The Académie française forms in Paris (by Cardinal Richelieu)
  • Apr 23 Oldest US public institution, Boston Latin School founded
  • Apr 28 Virginia Governor John Harvey accused of treason and removed from office
  • May 19 France's First Minister, Cardinal Richelieu declares war on Spain (Franco-Spanish War 1635–59)
  • May 28 Zorilla's "El Desafio de Carlos V" premieres in Madrid

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May 30 The Peace of Prague signed between the Habsburg Emperor Ferdinand II and the Electorate of Saxony (representing Protestant states of the Holy Roman Empire). It effectively ended the civil war aspect of the Thirty Years' War

Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II
Holy Roman Emperor
Ferdinand II
  • Jun 28 French colony of Guadeloupe established in the Caribbean
  • Jul 11 Armies of Savoye/Mantua/Parma occupy Milan
  • Jul 28 Spanish marshal Piccolomini conquers Schenkenschans
  • Aug 3 Tokugawa Iemitsu, 3rd Tokugawa shogun, establishes alternate attendance (sankin kotai) feudal daimyōs spend 1 year at Edo Castle (Tokyo) and 1 year at their feudal manor, while their families remain in Tokyo as hostages (Traditional Japanese Date: June 21)
  • Aug 15 1st recorded north American hurricane hits the Plymouth Colony
  • Aug 24 The Great Colonial Hurricane affected the Virginia Colony at Jamestown
  • Sep 12 Sweden & Poland sign ceasefire Treaty of Stuhmsdorf
  • Sep 18 Emperor Ferdinand II declares war on France

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Oct 9 Religious dissident Roger Williams banished from Mass Bay Colony

Theologian and Colonist Roger Williams
Theologian and Colonist
Roger Williams

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 8 Luis Manuel Fernández de Portocarrero, Spanish cardinal archbishop, born in Palma del Río, Spain (d. 1709)
  • Jan 13 Philipp Jakob Spener, German theologian (d. 1705)
  • Feb 1 Marquard Gude, German archaeologist and classical scholar famous for his collection of Greek and Latin inscriptions, born in Rendsburg, Holstein (d. 1689)
  • Feb 18 Johan Göransson Gyllenstierna, Swedish statesman (d. 1680)
  • Feb 25 Walraad, the Elder, Dutch fieldmarshall/earl of Nassau-Usingen
  • Apr 16 Frans van Mieris the Elder, Dutch painter, born in Leiden, Netherlands (d. 1681)
  • May 4 Willem van Outhoorn, Dutch governor-general (Dutch East Indies), born in Larike, Ambon Island, Dutch East Indies (d. 1720)
  • May 5 Philippe Quinault, French playwright (L'amant indiscreet), born in Paris (d. 1688)

Person of interestRobert Hooke

Jul 18 Robert Hooke, English scientist (Micrographia), born in Isle of Wight, England (d. 1703)

Scientist Robert Hooke
Robert Hooke
  • Aug 24 Peder Griffenfeld, Danish statesman, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1699)
  • Nov 22 Francis Willughby, English ornithologist and ichthyologist, born in Middleton Hall, Warwickshire, England (d. 1672)
  • Nov 27 Françoise d'Aubigné, marquise de Maintenon, second wife of Louis XIV of France, born in Niort, Kingdom of France (d. 1719)
  • Dec 18 Antonius Matthaeus, Dutch lawyer/historian
  • Dec 24 Mariana of Austria, second wife of king Philip IV of Spain, born in Wiener Neustadt, Austria (d. 1696)
  • Dec 28 Princess Elizabeth of England (d. 1650)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 13 Georg R Weckerlin, German poet, dies at 50
  • Mar 3 Philips de l'Espinoy, historian/mayor of Ghent, dies
  • Mar 19 Pieter Christiaensz Bor, Dutch historian, dies
  • Mar 24 Jacques Callot, French cartoonist/engraver, dies at about 42
  • Mar 27 Robert Naunton, English politician (b. 1563)
  • Apr 13 Fakhr-al-Din II, Druze Prince of Lebanon, dies at 62
  • Apr 25 Alessandro Tassoni, Italian political writer (Rape of Bucket), dies at 69
  • Aug 7 Friedrich von Spee, German writer (b. 1591)
  • Aug 17 Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48
  • Aug 27 Lope Félix de Vega Carpio, Spanish playwright and poet (Angelica, Arcadia), dies at 72
  • Sep 6 Adrian Metius, Dutch astronomer and fort architect, dies at 63
  • Dec 1 Melchior Teschner, German composer, dies at 51

Person of interestSamuel de Champlain

Dec 25 Samuel de Champlain, French explorer and founder of Quebec City, dies of a stroke at 61

French Explorer Samuel de Champlain
French Explorer
Samuel de Champlain