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

Events in year of 1645

  • 03-24Battle at Jankov Bohemia: Sweden beatS RC Emperor Ferdinand III
  • 04-02Robert Devereux resigns as parliament Supreme Commander
  • 04-03English parliament accept Self-Denying Ordinance
  • 04-07Michael Cardozo becomes 1st Jewish lawyer in Brazil
  • 06-14Battle at Naseby Leicester: New Model army under Oliver Cromwell and Thomas Fairfax beats royalists
  • 07-13Aleksei Romanov succeeds his father Michael as Czar of Russia
  • 07-23Aleksei Mihailovitch Romanov succeeds his father Michael as Czar
  • 08-03Battle of Allersheim: French defeat Bavarians
  • 08-30Dutch and Indians sign peace treaty (New Amsterdam (NY))
  • 11-04Prince Frederik Henry conquerors Holly

People born in year of 1645

  • 01-28Gottfried Vopelius: Composer
  • 08-03August Kuhnel: Composer
  • 09-10Romeyn de Hooghe: Haarlem, Netherlands -- Painter / goldsmith
  • 10-26Aert de Gelder: Dutch painter (King David)
  • 11-21Johann Lohner: Composer
  • 11-30Andreas Werkmeister: Composer
  • 12-27Giovanni Adb Viscardi: Switzerland -- Architect

People died in year of 1645

  • 01-10William Laud: Archbishop of Canterbury, beheaded for treason at 71
  • 04-19Anton van Diemen: Governor-General (Netherlands East Indies), dies at about 51
  • 07-23Michael Fjodorovitsj: Tsar of Russia (1613-45) / 1st Romanov
  • 09-02Lady Alice Lisle: English widow of John Lisle, beheaded
  • 09-14Heinrich Steuccius: Composer, dies at 65