Events in History in 1641

  • Jan 14 Dutch East India Company conquers the city of Malacca, 7,000 killed

Triennial Act

Feb 16 English king Charles I accepts Triennial Act requiring that Parliament meet for at least a fifty-day session once every three years

  • Mar 16 General court declares RI a democracy & adopts new constitution
  • Jun 1 France and Portugal sign anti-Spanish covenant
  • Jul 6 Battle at La Marfée Sedan: Earl Soisson beats French government army

Victory in Battle

Jul 27 Prince Frederick Henry captures castle of Gennep

  • Aug 20 England & Scotland sign Treaty of Pacification
  • Aug 26 West India Company conquers Sao Paulo de Loanda, Angola
  • Oct 15 Paul de Chomedy de Maisonneuve claims Montreal
  • Oct 23 Outbreak of the Irish Rebellion of 1641 - Catholic uprising in Ulster
  • Dec 1 Massachusetts becomes the first colony to give statutory recognition to slavery
  • Dec 6 Don Francisco de Mello appointed land guardian of South Netherlands
  • Dec 25 Emperor Ferdinand III makes appointments with Sweden and France