Events in year of 1637

  • 01-23Dutch Governor Johan Mauritius lands in Pernambuco Brazil
  • 02-15Ferdinand III succeeds Ferdinand II as Holy Roman Emperor
  • 05-13Cardinal Richelieu of France creates the table knife
  • 05-261st battle of Pequot at New Haven Ct kills 500 indians
  • 08-28WIC-Colonel Hans Koin conquerors Fort Elmina, West Africa
  • 10-07Prince Frederik Henry occupies Breda
  • 11-07Anne Hutchinson banished from Mass bay colony as a heretic
  • 11-20Peter Minuit and 1st Swedish immigrants to Delaware sail from Sweden

People born in year of 1637

  • 02-06Toyotomi Hideyoshi: Unified Japan
  • 02-12John Swammerdam: Dutch anatomist / entomologist (Bible of Nature)
  • 03-05John van der Heyden: Dutch painter / inventor (fire extinguisher)
  • 04-15Valentin Molitor: Composer
  • 04-26Philip J van Lichtenbergh: Governor of Suriname
  • 06-10Jacques Marquette: Jesuit / Missionary founder (Chicago)
  • 06-16Giovanni Paulo Colonna: Composer
  • 07-08Johann Georg Ebeling: Composer
  • 08-20Cornelis Van Aerssen: Dutch Governor / co-owner of Surinam
  • 09-27Hieronymus Gradenthaler: Composer
  • 10-20Nicolaas van der Veken: Flemish sculptor (confessional chairs)
  • 11-21Catharina Questiers: Dutch poetess (Friend of Abandoned Child)
  • 12-07Barnardo Pasquini: Composer

People died in year of 1637

  • 02-15Ferdinand II: King of Bohemia / Hun / German Emperor (1619-37), dies at 58
  • 08-06Ben Johnson: Dramatist / playwright, dies at 65
  • 08-13Dirck J Bas: Dutch Merchant / regent / government leader (OIC)
  • 09-08Robert Fludd: Composer, dies at 63
  • 09-14Pierre Vernier [Peter Werner]: French mathematician
  • 10-21Laurens Reael: Vice-governor of Ambon / Poet / Admiral, dies at 54
  • 10-28Foppe van Aitzema: Diplomat, dies at about 57

Events in year of 1638

  • 01-03Dutch Premier Van Joost speaks of "Hostage rights of Aemstel"
  • 01-03Schouwburg Theater, the 1st in Amsterdam, opens
  • 01-05Petition in Recife Brazil leads to closing of their 2 synagogues
  • 02-11Dutch countess Louise of Solms marries Earl John of Brederode
  • 02-28Scottish Presbyterians sign National Convent, Greyfriars, Edinburgh
  • 03-03Duke Bernard van Saksen-Weimar occupies Rheinfelden
  • 03-22Religious dissident Anne Hutchinson expelled from Mass Bay Colony
  • 03-291st permanent white settlement in Delaware (Swedish Lutherans)
  • 05-07Cornelis S Goyer takes possession of Mauritius (uninhabited)
  • 05-14Admiral Adam Westerwolt conquerors Batticaloa, Ceylon
  • 06-011st earthquake recorded in US, at Plymouth, Massachusetts
  • 06-25Lunar eclipse is 1st astronomical event recorded in US
  • 08-09Jonas Bronck of Holland becomes 1st European settler in Bronx
  • 11-08Anne Hutchinson banished from Massachusetts
  • 12-17French / Swedish troops occupy Breisach on the Rhine

People born in year of 1638

  • 01-01Antoinette du Ligier de la Guard Deshoulieres: French poet / playwright
  • 01-10Niels Stensen: Danish astronomer
  • 01-12Ernst R Tarhemberg: Austrian Field Marshal (Turkish Wars)
  • 02-14Sybilla Schwarz: Writer
  • 03-23Frederik Ruysch: Dutch anatomist
  • 04-11Diogo Diaz Melgaz: Composer
  • 06-15Samuel Apostool: Dutch vicar / theologist (The Sun)
  • 07-06Gerrit A Berckheyde: Dutch painter
  • 07-08Matteo Coferati: Composer
  • 07-10David Teniers III: Flemish painter (carpet cartons)
  • 07-15Giovanni Buonaventura Viviani: Composer
  • 08-06Nicolas de Malebranche: French philosopher
  • 10-18Lars Johnstown [Lasse Lucidor]: Swedish poet
  • 10-31Meindert Hobbema: Amsterdams landscape painter, baptised
  • 12-17Johann Ulrich Sultzberger: Composer

People died in year of 1638

  • 02-28Claude G Bachet de Meziriac: French Mathematician / poet, dies at 56
  • 02-28Henri duc de Rohan: French soldier / Huguenot leader
  • 03-08Jacob C van Neck: Admiral / Mayor of Amsterdam, dies at about 73
  • 03-19Paul Moreelse: Dutch Painter / master builder, dies at about 66
  • 03-26Palamedes "Stevens" Palamedesz: Painter, dies at about 30
  • 05-06Cornelius Jansen: Theologian (Jansenism)
  • 05-27Nicolas Forme: Composer, dies at 71
  • 06-27Lukaris Cyrillus: Patriarch of Alexandria / Constantinople
  • 07-27Johan VIII de Jongere: Count of Nassau-Siegen, dies in battle at 54
  • 08-12Johannes Althusius [Althaut]: German lawyer, dies at about 81
  • 08-31John Ward: Composer, dies at 67
  • 11-08Johann H Alsted: German Theologist / philosopher, dies at 50
  • 11-11Cornelis Cornelisz: "of Haarlem", painter, dies at about 76
  • 12-10Ivan [Dzivo F] Gundulic: Dalmatian writer (Osman), dies at 49