Events in year of 1646

  • 02-28Roger Scott was tried in Mass for sleeping in church
  • 03-06Joseph Jenkes, MA, receives 1st colonial machine patent
  • 04-27King Charles I flees Oxford
  • 05-05King Charles I surrenders at Scotland
  • 05-30Spain and Netherlands signs temporary cease fire
  • 07-30English parliament sets King Charles I Newcastle Propositions
  • 10-281st Protestant church assembly for indians (Massachusetts)
  • 12-07Princess Louise Henriette (19) marries monarch Frederik Henry

People born in year of 1646

  • 02-04Hans A Freiherr von Abschatz: Silesian poet
  • 07-01G W Leibniz: German mathematician / philosopher; postulated monads
  • 07-29Johann Theile: German composer (Adam & Eve)
  • 08-19John Flamsteed: 1st astronomer royal of England
  • 09-09Zeger B van Espen: Flemish theologist
  • 10-02Guillaume Poitevin: Composer
  • 12-25Harald Vallerius: Composer

People died in year of 1646

  • 01-06Elias Hill: German Architect of Augsburg, dies at 72
  • 03-20Matthew Vossius: Historian (Annales Holland Zelandiaeque), dies at 35
  • 08-28Fulvio Testi: Italian Poet (Poesie liriche), dies at 53
  • 09-11Johann Stobaeus: Composer, dies at 66
  • 09-14Thomas H Earl of Arundel: English art collector (Marbles)
  • 10-03Virgilio Mazzocchi: Composer, dies at 49
  • 10-09Baltasar Carlos: Son of Spanish King Philip IV
  • 10-12Francois De Bassompierre: Marshal of France
  • 11-30John C Lichthart: Admiral (Cape Augustine), dies at about 45

Events in year of 1647

  • 01-23Scottish Presbyterians sell captured Charles I to English parliament
  • 01-30King Charles I handed over to English parliament
  • 03-25Cape of Good Hope: tour ship Haerlem stranded in Tafel Bay
  • 05-23Willem II sworn in as Viceroy of Holland
  • 05-26Massachusetts disallows priest access to colony
  • 06-04British army seizes King Charles I as a prisoner
  • 06-14English New Model-army installed
  • 09-01French Cardinal Mazarin and Duke of Modena sign treaty against Milan
  • 11-11Massachusetts passes 1st US compulsory school attendance law

People born in year of 1647

  • 01-30Konrad Hoffler: Composer
  • 05-03John A "Joannes" Antonides van der Goes: Poet (Bellone aen bant)
  • 06-20Johan Georg III: Elect of Saxon (1680-91)
  • 07-02Daniel Finch 2nd Earl of Nottingham: English Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 07-22Margaretha M Alacoque: French mystic / Saint
  • 08-22Denis Papin: French physicist (Papiniaanse pot, steam machine)
  • 09-04Gerard Noodt: Dutch lawyer
  • 10-03Johannes Voet: Dutch lawyer
  • 10-03John Foot: Lawyer
  • 11-08Pierre Bayle: French / Netherlands theologist / philosopher / writer

People died in year of 1647

  • 01-19Johan van Beverwijck: Physician (Treas of Ongesontheyt), dies at 52
  • 03-14Frederik Hendrik: Count of Nassau / prince of Orange, dies at 63
  • 04-25Matthias Gallas: Austrian Earl of Campo / Duke of Lucerna, dies at 62
  • 05-19Sebastian Vrancx: Flemish Painter (captain of vigilante)
  • 05-21Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft: Poet / playwright (Warenar), dies at about 65
  • 05-27Achsah Young: 1st woman known to be a witch, executed in Salem, Massachusetts
  • 07-07Thomas Hooker: Clergyman, father of American democracy
  • 07-16Massaniello [Tommaso Aniello]: Napolitan rebel, murdered
  • 08-24Nicholas Stone "Elder": English Sculptor / architect, dies at about 61
  • 08-28Johann Dilliger: Composer, dies at 53
  • 09-12Joos Banckert: Swiss Admiral (Spanish silver fleet), dies at 48
  • 09-20Giovanni Del Turco: Composer, dies at 70
  • 12-31Giovanni Maria Trabaci: Composer