Year 1648 in History

Events in History

Historical Figures Born in 1648

  • Jan 1 Elkanah Settle, English writer (d. 1724)
  • Feb 23 Arabella Churchill, English mistress of James II of England (d. 1730)
  • Apr 4 Grinling Gibbons, Dutch-born British sculptor and woodcarver, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1721)
  • Apr 7 Ferdinand van Kessel, Flemish painter
  • Apr 7 John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, English statesman and poet (d. 1721)

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Historical Figures Who Died in 1648

  • Jan 14 Casparus Barleaus, Flemish theologist and poet (Muiderkring), dies at 63
  • Jan 23 Francisco de Rojas Zorrilla, Spanish playwright (Del Rey Abajo Ninguno), dies at 40
  • Feb 2 George Abbot, English writer
  • Feb 28 Christian IV of Denmark, King of Denmark and Norway (1588-1648), dies at 70
  • Mar 12 Tirso de Molina, Spanish Baroque dramatist, poet and Roman Catholic monk (The Trickster of Seville and the Stone Guest), dies at about 63

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