Year 1652 in History

Events in History

  • May 4 Battle of Etampes: French army under Turenne beats Fronde rebels
  • May 10 John Johnson, a free African American, is granted 550 acres in Northampton, Virginia
  • May 13 Ingen Ryuki invited to become the abbot of Sofokuji temple in Nagasaki
  • May 18 Rhode Island enacts 1st law declaring slavery illegal
  • May 19 Spanish troops occupy Grevelingen
  • May 29 Battle of Goodwin Sands, off Folkestone, Kent: English 'General at Sea' Robert Blake drives out Dutch fleet under Lieutenant Admiral Maarten Tromp
  • Jun 10 In Boston, John Hull opens the 1st mint in America
  • Jun 27 New Amsterdam (now New York City) enacts first speed limit law in North America
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Historical Marriages

  • May 2 Daughter of the Prince of Orange, Albertine Agnes marries William Frederick Prince of Nassau-Dietz

Historical Figures Who Died in 1652

  • Mar 21 Vredius [Olivier de Wree], Flemish historian and mayor of Brugge, dies at 55
  • Apr 15 Patriarch Joseph of Moscow, sixth Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia
  • Jun 19 Louis de Geer, Neth/Swedish industrialist/millionaire, dies at 64
  • Jun 21 Inigo Jones, English architect (Queen House, Covent Garden), dies at 78
  • Jun 24 Andries Bicker, Dutch merchant and Amsterdam regent (1627-50), dies at 65

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