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Year 1653 in History

Events in History

Historical Figures Born in 1653

  • Jan 7 Bernhard Albinus, German court-physician (Frederick of Prussia)
  • Apr 2 Prince George of Denmark, Prince Consort of Anne of England, born in Copenhagen Castle, Denmark (d. 1708)
  • May 8 Claude-Louis-Hector de Villars, Marshal of France, born in Moulins, France (d. 1734)
  • May 21 Eleonora Maria Josefa of Austria, queen consort of Poland and Lithuania (d. 1697)
  • May 30 Claudia Felicitas of Austria, Empress consort of Germany, born in Florence, Tuscany (d. 1676)

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Historical Marriages


Historical Figures Who Died in 1653

  • Jan 9 John Haynes, 5th Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, dies at 58
  • Feb 21 Adriaen Pauw, master of Heemstede and Dutch Grand Pensionary, dies at 71
  • Mar 23 Johan van Galen, Dutch admiral (commanded Dutch fleet during Battle of Leghorn), dies of wounds from the Battle of Leghorn at about 48
  • May 10 John Bicker, ship builder/merchant/regent, dies at 61
  • May 18 Carel Reyniersz, Governor General of the Dutch East Indies, dies at 48

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