September 1644 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 2 Robert Devereux's Parliamentarian infantry surrenders to Royalist forces in Battle of Lostwithiel, Cornwall, during English Civil War

Victory in Battle

Sep 5 Prince Frederick Henry conquers Sas of Gent

Historic Event

Sep 15 Giambattista Pamfili replaces Pope Urban VIII as Innocent X

  • Sep 17 French troops occupy Mainz
  • Sep 28 Knights of Malta attack Ottoman convoy of ships that include Chief Black Eunuch and pilgrims for Mecca, killing or selling all into slavery, brings about the Cretan War a year later

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 5 Gillis Schey, Dutch admiral (battle at Lowestoft) (D. 1703)
  • Sep 14 Gisbert Cuper, Dutch classicist and historian, born in Hemmen, Gelderland, Netherlands (d. 1716)
  • Sep 25 Ole Rømer, Danish astronomer, born in Aarhus, Denmark (d. 1710)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 4 John Wtenbogaert, Dutch theologist (Kerckelicke history), dies at 87
  • Sep 7 Guido Bentivoglio, Italian statesman (b. 1579)
  • Sep 8 Francis Quarles, English poet (Enchiridion), dies at 52