Year 1647 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 30 After nine months of negotiations, Scottish Presbyterians sell captured Charles I to English Parliament for around £100,000
  • Mar 14 Thirty Years' War: Bavaria, Cologne, France and Sweden sign the Truce of Ulm
  • Mar 25 Cape of Good Hope: tour ship Haerlem stranded in Tafel Bay
  • May 11 Peter Stuyvesant arrives in New Amsterdam
  • May 23 Willem II sworn in as viceroy of Holland
  • May 26 Alse Young becomes the first person executed as a witch in the American colonies, when she is hanged in Hartford, Connecticut
  • May 26 Massachusetts disallows priest access to colony
  • Jun 4 English Parliamentary army under Cornet George Joyce takes King Charles I as a prisoner during Second Civil War
  • Jul 7 People's uprising against high prices and Spanish rule in Naples
  • Aug 8 The Irish Confederate Wars and Wars of the Three Kingdoms: Battle of Dungans Hill - English Parliamentary forces defeat Irish forces.
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Historical Figures Born in 1647

  • Jan 2 Nathaniel Bacon, leader of Bacon's Rebellion, Va (1676)
  • Jan 7 Wilhelm Ludwig, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1677)
  • Mar 12 Victor-Maurice, comte de Broglie, French general (d. 1727)
  • Apr 1 John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, English poet (d. 1680)
  • May 3 Joannes Antonides van der Goes, Dutch poet (Bellone aen bant), born in Goes, Netherlands (d. 1684)

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