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

Events in year of 1642

  • 01-04King Charles I with 400 soldiers attacks the English parliament
  • 01-10King Charles I and family flee London for Oxford
  • 01-11Isaac Newton is elected a member of Royal Society
  • 03-01Georgeana (York) Maine became the 1st incorporated American city
  • 03-09English Queen Henriette Mary arrives in Hellevoetsluis Neth
  • 03-12Abel Tasman is 1st European in New Zealand
  • 05-06Ville Marie (Montreal) forms
  • 05-18Montreal Canada founded
  • 06-141st compulsory education law in America passed by Massachusetts
  • 08-13Christiaan Huygens discovers Martian south polar cap
  • 08-14Able Tasmans ships Heemskerck / Zeehaen depart out of Batavia
  • 08-22Civil War in England began between Royalists and Parliament
  • 09-19Perpignan surrenders to French troops
  • 09-23Harvard College in Cambridge, Mass, 1st commencement
  • 10-23Battle at Edgeville (Warwick): King Charles I vs. English parliament
  • 11-022nd battle at Breitenfeld Saksen: Sweden beat Ferdinand III
  • 11-13Battle at Turnham Green, London: King Charles I vs. English parliament
  • 12-13New Zealand discovered by Dutch navigator Abel Tasman
  • 12-22Pope Urbanus VIII publishes degree In eminente

People born in year of 1642

  • 01-02Mehmed IV: Sultan of Turkey
  • 03-21Georg Schmezer: Composer
  • 04-08Gerard Callenbach: Dutch Admiral
  • 06-20George Hickes: English linguistic (Old German Philology)
  • 07-22Johann Quirsfeld: Composer
  • 08-21Johann Friedrich Treiber: Composer
  • 09-23Giovanni Maria Bononcini: Composer
  • 11-16Cornelis Evertsen the Younger: Dutch buccaneer / Lieutenant Admiral of Zeeland
  • 11-24Anne Hilarion de Cotentin: Earl of Tourville / Knight / Admiral / Marshal

People died in year of 1642

  • 01-08Galileo Galilei: Italian physicist / astronomer, dies at 77 in Italy
  • 05-06Frans Francken [the Younger]: Flemish painter, dies on 61st birthday
  • 07-18Willem Earl of Nassau-Siegen: Gov of Ft Emmerik / Heusden
  • 09-03Elisabeth of Nassau: Daughter of Willem I / Charlotte, dies at 65
  • 09-12Cinq Mars: French plotter, executed