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1636 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 26 University of Utrecht opening ceremony

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Apr 29 Prince Frederick Henry occupies Schenkenschans fortress after a nine-month siege during the Dutch Revolt

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  • Jul 4 City of Providence, Rhode Island form
  • Aug 4 Johan Mauritius appointed governor of Dutch Brazil
  • Aug 14 Spanish troops occupy Corbie at Amiens
  • Aug 18 The Covenant of the Town of Dedham, Massachusetts is first signed.
  • Oct 4 Battle at Wittstock, Brandenburg: Sweden beat Ferdinand III
  • Oct 4 In Massachusetts the Plymouth Colony's 1st law drafted
  • Oct 28 Harvard University, Cambridge, founded by a vote of the Massachusetts General Court
  • Nov 17 Henrique Dias, Brazilian general, wins a decisive battle against the Dutch in Brazil
  • Dec 13 The Massachusetts Bay Colony organizes three militia regiments to defend the colony against the Pequot Indians. This organization is recognized today as the founding of the United States National Guard.

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 12 Herman Witsius [Wits], Dutch reformed theologist
  • Apr 29 Esaias Reusner, German lutenist and composer, born in Lwówek Śląski, Poland (d. 1679)
  • Sep 29 Thomas Tenison, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1715)
  • Oct 31 Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria (1651-79), born in Schleissheim Palace, Bavaria (d. 1679)
  • Nov 1 Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, French poet and critic, born in Paris (d. 1711)
  • Nov 2 Edward Colston, English merchant, philanthropist and slave trader, born in Bristol, England (d. 1721)
  • Nov 11 Yan Ruoqu, Chinese scholar of Qing dynasty, born in Taiyuan, Shanxi, China (d. 1704)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 26 Jean Hotman, Marquis de Villers-St-Paul, French diplomat (b. 1552)
  • Feb 22 Santorio Sanctorius, Venetian physiologist and physician (invented thermometer), dies at 74
  • Apr 18 Julius Caesar, English lawyer & judge, dies at 78
  • Jun 13 George Gordon, 1st Marquess of Huntly, Scottish politician (b. 1562)
  • Jul 20 John Oldham, trader in Mass, murdered by indians
  • Oct 19 Marcin Kazanowski, Polish politician
  • Dec 9 Giovanni B Aleotti, Italian writer/theater architect, dies at about 90
  • Dec 9 Fabian Birkowski, Polish writer (b. 1566)