On This Day

Events in History in February 1653

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

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Feb 7 Nicolas Fouquet appointed France's Superintendent of Finances

Statesman and Superintendent of Finances Nicolas Fouquet
Statesman and Superintendent of Finances
Nicolas Fouquet
  • 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