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

Events in year of 1651

  • 01-01Charles II Stuart crowned King of Scotland
  • 02-13Flemish Missionary Joris van Geel departs to Congo
  • 03-05South Sea dike in Amsterdam breaks after storm
  • 03-31Great earthquake at Cuzco Peru
  • 07-24Anthony Johnson, a free black, receives grant of 250 acres in Virginia
  • 08-13Litchfield, CT founded
  • 09-03Battle at Worcester-Oliver Cromwell destroys English royalists
  • 10-09English parliament proclaims Navigation Act off
  • 10-17Future King Charles II flees from England
  • 10-27English troops occupy Limerick Ireland
  • 11-07King Louis XIV of France (13) declarer of full age
  • 12-24John van Riebeeck departs to Cape of Good Hope
  • 12-25Massachusetts General Court ordered a fine (five shillings) for "observing any such day as Christmas"

People born in year of 1651

  • 03-16Zaccaria Tevo: Composer
  • 04-15Domenico Gabrielli: Composer
  • 04-30Jean-Baptiste de la Salle: French priest / theorist / Saint
  • 07-22Ferdinand Tobias Richter: Composer
  • 08-06Francois Fenelon: France -- Writer (Playing for Time)
  • 08-06Johann Michael Zacher: Composer

People died in year of 1651

  • 01-08Giovanni Battista Gagliano: Composer, dies at 56
  • 01-13Abraham C Bloemaert: Painter / cartoonist / engraver, dies at 86
  • 06-16Marsilio Casentini: Composer, dies at 74
  • 08-27Jacob A Backer: Painter, dies at about 43
  • 09-27Maximilian I: Duke / ruler of Bayern (Codex Maximilianus), dies at 78
  • 10-06Heinrich Albert: German Composer (Arien oder Melodien), dies at 47
  • 10-08Isaac Elsevier: Book publisher, dies at 55
  • 10-10Philippus Rovenius [Rouveen]: Apostole, dies at 77
  • 10-22Jacob Praetorius: Composer, dies at 65
  • 10-27Jan III van Foreest: Dutch lawyer / Poet / Mayor of Hoorn
  • 11-26Henry Ireton: English General / parliament leader (Marston Moor), dies at 40
  • 12-01Cristobal de Isla Diego: Composer, dies at 65
  • 12-06Anna Roemers Visscher: Dutch poetess, dies at 68
  • 12-17Wolfgang Schonsleder: Composer, dies at 81
  • 12-18Francisco the Melo: Portuguese / Spanish Earl of Assumar, dies at 54