On This Day

February 1653 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 2 New Amsterdam becomes a city (later renamed New York)
  • Feb 3 Cardinal Mazarin returns to Paris from exile

Appointment of Interest

Feb 7 Nicolas Fouquet appointed France's Superintendent of Finances

  • Feb 20 Defeat of Dutch fleet under Adm Van Tromp by Admiral Blake off Portsmouth
  • Feb 28 -Mar 3] 3 Day Sea battle English beat Dutch

Deaths in History

  • Feb 21 Adriaen Pauw, master of Heemstede and Dutch Grand Pensionary, dies at 71