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

Events in year of 1650

  • 04-20VOC-management sets new guidelines
  • 04-27Scottish general Montrose defeated
  • 04-30French rebel Henri de la Tour Turenne signs treaty with Spain
  • 07-30Prince Willem II occupies Amsterdam
  • 08-03Viceroy Willem II and Amsterdam reach accord about standing army
  • 09-03Battle at Dunbar: England vs. Scotland
  • 09-292nd Fronde-uprising ends
  • 09-29Henry Robinson opens 1st Marriage Bureau (England)
  • 12-21Johan de Witt installed as Dutch pension advisor of Dordrecht

People born in year of 1650

  • 02-02Nell [Eleanor] Gwyn: English actress / mistress (King Charles II)
  • 02-15Anne Jules Duke de Noailles: Marshal of France (hugenot)
  • 05-24John Churchill: 1st Duke of Marlborough, English General strategist
  • 08-27Johann Samuel Welter: Composer
  • 10-21Jean Bart: French captain / sea hero (Escape from Plymouth)
  • 11-14Willem III Henry [Dutch William]: King of England (1689-1702)

People died in year of 1650

  • 01-11Paul Hallman: Composer, dies at 49
  • 02-08John Adriaensz: Hydraulic engineer (Haarlemmermeer), dies at about 74
  • 03-29Cornelis Galle I: Flemish engraver, dies at about 73
  • 05-20Francesco Sacrati: Composer, dies at 44
  • 05-21James G: Marquis of Montrose, Scottish General, hanged
  • 05-28Gilles Hayne: Composer, dies at 59
  • 07-18Christoph Scheiner: German astronomer, dies at 74
  • 08-19Abraham de Verwer: Painter, buried at about 55
  • 09-13Ferdinand: Of Bayern, prince-bishop of Luik / Archbishop, dies at 72
  • 10-21Pedro de Espinosa: Spanish Poet / writer
  • 11-06Willem II: Earl of Nassau / prince of Orange, dies at 24
  • 11-24Manuel Cardoso: Composer, dies at 83