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

Events in year of 1644

  • 01-181st UFO sighting in America, by perplexed pilgrims in Boston
  • 01-24Battle at Nantwich Cheshire: Parliamentary armies win
  • 02-051st US livestock branding law passed, by Connecticut
  • 03-07Massachusetts establishes 1st 2-chamber legislature in colonies
  • 03-14England grants patent for Providence Plantations (now Rhode Island)
  • 03-19200 members of Peking imperial family / court commit suicide
  • 03-31Pope Urbanus VIII and Duke of Parma signs Peace of Ferrara
  • 04-29Farm leader Li Zicheng becomes Emperor of China and flees Peking
  • 05-06Johan Mauritius resigns as Governor of Brazil
  • 05-23Johan Mauritius van Nassau resigns as head of Civil rights activists
  • 06-11Florentine Scientist describe invention of barometer
  • 07-02Battle of Marston Moor: Parliamentary forces defeat royalists
  • 09-05Prince Frederik Henry conquerors Sas of Gent
  • 09-15Giambattista Pamfili replaces Pope Urban VII as Innocent X
  • 09-17French troops occupy Mainz
  • 10-23Sea battle of Fehmarn Sont: Admiral Thijssen beats Denen
  • 10-272nd Battle at Newbury: King Charles I beats parliamentary armies
  • 11-191st protestant ministry society in New England

People born in year of 1644

  • 01-10Louis Boufflers: Marshall of France
  • 03-18Gottfried Wegner: Composer
  • 04-17Abraham Jansz Storck: Painter, baptized
  • 05-23Thomas Eisenhut: Composer
  • 07-02Abraham a Santa Clara [Johann Megerle]: German court vicar
  • 08-06Francoise L de la Baume Le Blanc: French mistress of Louis XIV
  • 08-12Georg Christoph Leuttner: Composer
  • 08-12Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber: Composer
  • 09-05Gillis Schey: Dutch Admiral (battle at Lowestoft)
  • 09-06Juan Bautista Jose Cabanilles: Composer
  • 09-14Gijsbert Cuper: Dutch classicist / regent
  • 10-01Alessandro Stradella: Italian violinist / composer
  • 10-01Jean Rousseau: Composer
  • 12-23Tomas de Torrejon y Velasco: Composer
  • 12-30Philips van Almonde: Dutch Zeeuws Lieutenant Admiral

People died in year of 1644

  • 01-30William Chillingworth: Engl theologian, Cambridge Platonist
  • 03-05Louise Juliana: Countess of Nassau, dies at 73
  • 03-19Si Sang: Last Ming-Emperor of China, commits suicide
  • 03-24Cecilia Renata: Arch Duchess of Austria
  • 06-16Johannes a Sancto Thoma [Poinset]: Portuguese theologist, dies at 54
  • 07-02William Gascoigne: Introduced telescopic sights, is killed at 24
  • 07-29Urban VIII [Maffeo Barberini]: Pope (1623-44)
  • 08-05J Henry Alting: Theologist (Statenvertaling), dies at 61
  • 09-04John Wtenbogaert: Theologist (Kerckelicke history), dies at 87
  • 09-08Francis Quarles: English Poet (Enchiridion)
  • 10-06Isabella van Bourbon: French Princess of Henri IV