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

Events in year of 1648

  • 01-20Cornerstone of Amsterdam townhall laid
  • 04-12University of Harderwijk Netherlands solemn opens
  • 04-22English army claims King Charles I responsible for bloodshed
  • 05-17Emperor Ferdinand III defeats Maximilian I of Bavaria
  • 06-24Cossacks slaughter 2,000 Jews and 600 Polish Catholics in Ukraine
  • 06-30French Premier Cardinal Mazarin calls Saint Louis Chamber together
  • 07-2210,000 Jews of Polannoe murdered in Chmielnick massacre
  • 10-04Peter Stuyvesant establishes Americas 1st volunteer firemen
  • 10-181st US labor organization forms (Boston Shoemakers)
  • 10-24Treaty of Westphalia ends 30 year war and Holy Roman Empire
  • 11-0212,000 Jews massacred by Chmielnicki hordes in Narol Podlia
  • 11-11Dutch and French agree to divide St. Maarten, Leeward Islands
  • 11-26Pope Innocent X condemns Peace of Westfalen
  • 11-30English army captures King Charles I

People born in year of 1648

  • 02-03Louis Bouteiller: Composer
  • 04-04Grinling Gibbons: Sculptor / woodcarver
  • 04-07Ferdinand van Kessel: Flemish painter
  • 04-16John Luyken: Poet / etcher (Duytse Lyre)
  • 04-26Pedro II: King of Portugal (1683-1706)
  • 09-06Johann Schelle: Composer
  • 11-27Peter Codde: Roman Catholic Apostole Vicar (1688-1704)
  • 12-07Giovanni Maria Capelli: Composer
  • 12-15Gregory King: English statistician (Natural & Political Observations)

People died in year of 1648

  • 01-14Casparus Barleaus: Flemish Theologist / Poet (Muiderkring), dies at 63
  • 01-23Francisco de Rojas Zorrilla: Spanish Poet (Del Rey Abajo), dies at 40
  • 02-21Christian IV: King of Denmark / Norway
  • 03-12Tirso de Molina: Spanish author, dies at about 63
  • 04-11Matthaus Apelles von Lowenstern: Composer, dies at 53
  • 04-22Catharina Belgian van Nassau: Daughter of Willem, dies at 69
  • 04-26Christoph Thomas Walliser: Composer, dies at 79
  • 05-20Wladyslaw IV Wasa: King of Poland
  • 05-23Luis de Nain: Painter
  • 07-31Benedictus J van Haeften: Poet (Regia thru Crucis), dies at about 60
  • 08-20Edward Herbert of Cherbury: English military / philosopher, dies at 65
  • 09-01Marin Mersenne: French Mathematician (Number of Mersenne), dies at 59
  • 09-20Marco Ivan Lukacic: Composer, dies at 61
  • 11-17Thomas Ford: Composer