On This Day

1658 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 8 Peace of Roskilde between Sweden & Denmark

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 17 Pro-Charles II plot in England discovered

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • Jun 3 Pope Alexander VII appoints François de Laval vicar apostolic in New France
  • Jun 14 Battle of the Dunes: English and French forces defeat the Spanish near Dunkirk during Franco-Spanish War
  • Jun 23 Dutch troops occupy last Portuguese Fort at Jafnapatnam in Ceylon
  • Jun 24 French fleet recaptures Duinkerk
  • Jun 25 Spanish garrison at Dunkirk surrenders to French and English
  • Jul 31 Aurangzeb appoints himself Mongol emperor
  • Aug 12 1st American police force forms (New Amsterdam)
  • Aug 15 France, Sweden, Bavarian, Brunswick, Munster and Hessen-Kassel form Confederation of the Rhine
  • Sep 3 Richard Cromwell ("Tumbledown Dick") succeeds his father as Lord Protector of the Commonwealth
  • Nov 8 Battle of the Sound: Swedish fleet prevails over the Dutch fleet during the 2nd Northern War
  • Dec 9 Dutch troops occupy harbor city Quilon (Coilan) India

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 9 Nicolas Coustou, French sculptor (Descente de Croix)
  • Feb 13 Jan B. Wellekens, Dutch poet and painter
  • Feb 18 Charles-Irénée Castel de Saint-Pierre, French writer (d. 1743)
  • Mar 5 Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, french colonial governor of America
  • Apr 19 Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine (1690-1716), born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 1716)
  • Jul 25 Archibald Campbell, 1st Duke of Argyll, Scottish privy councillor, born in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland (d. 1703)
  • Oct 5 Mary of Modena, Queen of James II of England, born in Ducal Palace, Modena (d. 1718)
  • Oct 19 Adolf Friedrich II of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1704)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 7 Theophilus Eaton, American colonist (b. 1590)
  • Jan 13 Edward Sexby, English Puritan soldier (b. 1616)
  • Feb 5 Maria Margaretha van Angels, Dutch prioress at Oirschot, dies at 52
  • Apr 7 Juan Eusebio Nieremberg, Spanish mystic (b. 1595)
  • Apr 29 John Cleveland, English poet (b. 1613)

Person of interestOliver Cromwell

Sep 3 Oliver Cromwell, English general (1653-58)/Lord Protector, dies at 59

English Military and Political Leader Oliver Cromwell
English Military and Political Leader
Oliver Cromwell
  • Sep 22 Georg Philipp Harsdörffer, German poet and translator, dies at 50
  • Oct 26 Francisco de Borja y Aragon Esquilache, Spanish poet, dies
  • Nov 4 Antoine Le Maistre, French Jansenist (b. 1608)
  • Nov 8 Pieter Floriszoon, Dutch admiral, dies at sea in the Battle of the Sound at about 50
  • Nov 8 Witte de With, Dutch vice-admiral, dies at sea in the Battle of the Sound, at age 59
  • Nov 15 Jacobus Revius [Reefsen], theologist/writer/poet, dies at about 72
  • Dec 6 Baltasar Gracian, Spanish writer, dies at 57
  • Dec 26 Simon Guillain, French sculptor (Castle of Blois/Sorbonne), dies at 78