Events in year of 1640

  • 03-09Pierre Corneilles "Horace, " premieres in Paris
  • 04-13English Short Parliament forms (- May 5)
  • 05-03English Upper house accept Act of Attainder
  • 05-05English Short Parliament unites
  • 05-12Uprising against Spanish King Philip IV
  • 08-032,000 men VOC-army surrounds the city of Malakka
  • 08-29English King Charles I signed a peace treaty with Scotland
  • 11-03English Long Parliament forms
  • 11-11John Pym, Earl of Strafford locked in Tower of London
  • 12-01Portugal regains independence after 60 years of Spanish rule
  • 12-09Settler Hugh Bewitt banished from Mass colony when he declares himself to be free of original sin

People born in year of 1640

  • 04-22Mariana Alcoforado: Portugal -- Nun
  • 06-09Leopold I: Holy Roman Emperor (1658-1705)
  • 06-21Abraham Mignon: Still life painter
  • 09-29Antoine Coyzevox: French sculptor, baptized
  • 11-04Carlo Mannelli: Composer
  • 11-15Nicolaus Adam Strungk: Composer
  • 11-26Carl Rosier: Composer

People died in year of 1640

  • 01-22Erasmus Quellinus I: Flemish wood carver, dies at about 55
  • 01-25Robert Burton: Author (Anatomy of Melancholy)
  • 02-04Hendrick C Vroom: Dutch seascape painter
  • 02-09Murad IV: Sultan of Turkey (1623-40), dies in Baghdad at 27
  • 03-08Guillaume van Messaus: Composer, dies at 50
  • 03-17Philip Massinger: Dramatist
  • 04-02Matthias C Sarbiewski [Sarbievius]: Polish Jesuit / poet, dies at 45
  • 04-10Agostino Agazzari: Italian composer, dies at 61
  • 04-10Charlotte Flandrina van Nassau: Daughter of Willem I, dies at 60
  • 05-30Peter Paul Rubens: Flemish painter, dies at 62
  • 07-12Henry Casimir I: Count of Nassau-Dietz
  • 10-26Pietro Tacca: Italian Sculptor / architect, dies at 63
  • 11-25Giles Farnaby: Composer
  • 12-06Matthijs Elsevier: Flemish / Dutch book publisher / merchant, dies at 75

Events in year of 1641

  • 01-14United East Indian Company conquerors city of Malakka, 7,000 killed
  • 02-16English King Charles I accept Triennial Act
  • 03-16General court declares RI a democracy and adopts new constitution
  • 05-12Prince Willem II (14) marries Engl Princess Henriette Mary Stuart (9)
  • 06-01France and Portugal sign anti-Spanish covenant
  • 07-27Prince Frederik Henry captures castle of Gennep
  • 08-20Britain and Scotland sign Treaty of Pacification
  • 08-26West India Company conquerors Sao Paulo de Loanda, Angola
  • 10-15Paul de Chomedy de Maisonneuve claims Montreal
  • 10-21Catholic uprising in Ulster: 1000s English and Scots killed
  • 12-01Mass becomes 1st colony to give statutory recognition to slavery
  • 12-06Don Francisco de Mello appointed land guardian of South Netherlands
  • 12-25Emperor Ferdinand III makes appointments with Sweden and France

People born in year of 1641

  • 01-18Francois Michel le Tellier: French Statesman (Marquis de Louvois)
  • 05-08Nicolaas Witsen: Etcher / Mayor (Amsterdam)
  • 05-16Dudley North: Financier / economist
  • 09-23Adrian "Aart" van Wijck: Theologist (against jansenisme)

People died in year of 1641

  • 01-03Jeremiah Horrocks: English astronomical prodigy, dies at 22
  • 01-11Franciscus Gomarus [Francois Gomaer]: French theologist
  • 05-12Thomas Wentworth: English Viceroy of Ireland, beheaded at 48
  • 06-27Michiel Jansz of Mierevelt: Royal painter, dies at 74
  • 07-28John Amner: Composer, dies at 61
  • 10-06Matthijs H Quast: Fleet guardian (Gold Islands), dies in battle
  • 10-31Cornelis C Jol [Houtebeen]: Adm (South-America), dies at about 41
  • 11-11Ferdinand van Austrian: Cardinal of Spain
  • 11-28Robert Dowland: English luitist / Son of John Dowland, dies at about 50
  • 12-09Anthonie "Antoon" van Dyck: Flemish painter, dies at 42