Year 1655 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 25 Astronomer Christiaan Huygens discovers Saturn's largest moon, Titan
  • Apr 4 Battle at Postage Farina, Tunis: English fleet beats Barbary pirates
  • Apr 4 The miraculous statue entitled the Infant of Prague is solemnly crowned by command of Cardinal Harrach
  • Apr 7 Fabio Chigi replaces Pope Innocent X as Alexander VII
  • Apr 26 Dutch West Indies Co denies Peter Stuyvesant's desire to exclude Jews from New Amsterdam
  • Apr 28 English General-at-Sea Robert Blake (he was never titled Admiral) beats North African pirate fleet
  • May 10 Jamaica captured by the English
  • Jul 27 Jews of New Amsterdam petition for a Jewish cemetery
  • Jul 27 Netherlands and Brandenburg sign military treaty
  • Jul 29 Biggest townhall in the world opens in Amsterdam
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Historical Figures Born in 1655

  • Jan 1 Christian Thomasius, German jurist (d. 1728)
  • Jan 6 Eleonore-Magdalena of Neuburg, Holy Roman Empire Empress, born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 1720)
  • Jan 6 Jakob Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1705)
  • Jan 22 Geleyn Evertsen, lt-admiral (Zealand)
  • Feb 3 Francois Fagel, Dutch fieldmarshal, baptized

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