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

Events in year of 1643

  • 01-23Sir Thomas Fairfax takes Leeds for Parliamentarians
  • 02-25Dutch US colonists kill Algonquin-indians
  • 05-13Battle at Grantham: English parliamentary armies beat royalists
  • 05-13Heavy earthquake strikes Santiago Chile; kills 1 / 3 of population
  • 05-14Louis XIV (4) becomes King of France
  • 05-19Battle at Rocroi / Allersheim: French army destroys Spanish army
  • 05-19Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, Connecticut and New Harbor form United Colonies of New England
  • 06-15Able Tasmania returns to Batavia after discovering Tasmania
  • 06-18Skirmish at Chalgrove Field: Prince Rupert parliamentary armies
  • 06-30Battle at Atherton Moor: Royalists beat parliamentary armies
  • 07-051st recorded tornado in US (Essex County, Massachusetts)
  • 07-13Battle at Roundway Down: Royalists beat parliamentary armies
  • 07-27Cromwell defeats Royalist at Battle of Gainsborough
  • 10-11Battle at Wincebt: English New Model-army beats royalists
  • 11-24Battle at Tuttlingen: Beiers army under General Mercy beats France

People born in year of 1643

  • 02-25Ahmed II: 21st Sultan of Turkey (1691-95)
  • 03-28Jose Solana: Composer
  • 04-01Christian Demelius: Composer
  • 04-05Charles V Leopold: Duke of Lorraine / Field Marshal in Austria
  • 08-21Afonso VI: King of Portugal (1656-67) (mentally ill)
  • 09-17Gilbert Burnet: Bishop of Salisbury / author
  • 12-22Rene-Robert Cavelier La Salle: France -- French explorer (Louisiana)

People died in year of 1643

  • 03-01Girolamo Frescobaldi: Italian Composer / organist, dies at 59
  • 04-04Simon Episcopius [Bisschop]: Dutch theologist, dies at 60
  • 04-20Christoph Demantius: Composer, dies at 75
  • 05-14Louis XIII: King of France (1610-43), dies at 41
  • 06-24John Hampden: English politician, dies of injuries at about 48
  • 10-13Sweder van Haersolte: Mister of Swaluwenborch / diplomat, dies at 61
  • 12-08John Pym: English House of Commons member, dies at about 59