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

Events in year of 1649

  • 02-05Prince of Wales becomes King Charles II
  • 03-11Treaty of Rueil destroys 1st Fronde-uprising
  • 04-21Maryland Toleration Act passed, allowing all freedom of worship
  • 06-01Czar Aleksei throws out English merchants from Moscow
  • 09-11Massacre of Drogheda-Cromwell kills 3,000 royalists
  • 09-11Oliver Cromwell seizes Drogheda Ireland, most inhabitants massacred
  • 09-30Last Swedish troops vacate Prague

People born in year of 1649

  • 01-22Pascal Collasse: Composer
  • 02-02Benedict XIII [Pierfrancesco Orsini]: Italy -- 245th Pope (1724-30)
  • 02-23John Blow: Composer of 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis)
  • 02-27Johann Philipp Krieger: Composer
  • 04-03Joseph-Francois Salomon: Composer
  • 04-05Elihu Yale: England, United Kingdom -- Philanthropist founded Yale
  • 04-09James Scott: Duke of Monmouth, bastard Son of English King Charles II
  • 04-23Andreas Kneller: Composer
  • 05-03Johann Valentin Meder: Composer
  • 07-22Clement XI [Giovanni F Albani]: Italy -- Pope (1700-21)

People died in year of 1649

  • 01-30Charles I: King of Great Britain (1625-49), beheaded for treason
  • 03-17Gerardus Johannis Vossius [Gerrit Vos]: Dutch regent, dies at 71
  • 05-12Isaac Doreslaer: English lawyer / diplomat, murdered
  • 06-20Maria Tesselschade Roemers Visscher: Author
  • 06-30Simon Vouet: French Painter
  • 07-11Margaret Coventry: 1st English Earl of Shaftesbury
  • 07-29David Teniers I: Flemish Painter (altaar stukken)
  • 08-02Elisabeth Bas: Wife of Dutch Admiral Swartenhondt, dies at about 78
  • 08-25Richard Crashaw: English clergyman / poet, dies at about 36
  • 09-06Famiano Strada: Ital Jesuit (bello belgico decades duae), dies at 77
  • 09-06Robert Dudley: English navigator / writer (Arcano del Mare)
  • 09-28Ottavio Vernizzi: Composer, dies at 79
  • 10-16Isaac van Ostade: Painter, buried
  • 10-24Ferdinand van Boisschot: South Netherlands diplomat, dies at about 89
  • 12-04Outgert Arisz Akersloot: Dutch silversmith, dies at about 73