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

Events in year of 1652

  • 04-06Cape Colony, the 1st European settlement in South Africa, established
  • 04-06John of Riebeeck lands / establishes VOC-post in Cape Town
  • 04-07Dutch establish settlement at Cape Town, South Africa
  • 05-02Frederik Hendriks daughter Albertine Agnes marries Willem Frederik
  • 05-04Battle at Etampes: French army under Turenne beats Fronde rebels
  • 05-10John Johnson, a free black, is granted 550 acres in Northampton, Virginia
  • 05-13Ingen Ryuki invited to become the abbot of Sofokuji temple in Nagasaki
  • 05-18Rhode Island enacts 1st law declaring slavery illegal
  • 05-19Spanish troops occupy Grevelingen
  • 05-29English Admiral Robert Blake drives out Dutch fleet under Lieutenant Admiral Tromp
  • 06-10In Boston, John Hull opens the 1st mint in America
  • 06-27New Amsterdam (now NYC) passes 1st speed limit law in US
  • 07-10England declares war on Netherlands
  • 07-25Nikita Minin becomes patriarch of Russian-orthodox church
  • 08-26Sea battle at Plymouth: Ayscue vs. De Ruyter
  • 09-07Battle of Monte Christo: Dutch fleet under J van Galen beat English
  • 09-16Spanish troops occupy Dunkerk
  • 09-28English-Dutch sea battle at Kentish Knock
  • 10-21King Louis XIV returns to Paris
  • 12-10Sea battle at Dungeness: Lieutenant Admiral Maarten Tromp beats English fleet

People born in year of 1652

  • 01-01Johann Krieger: Composer
  • 01-07Pavao Vitezovic: Croatia -- Writer / historian
  • 03-03Thomas Otway: England, United Kingdom -- Playwright / poet (Venice Preserved)
  • 04-16Clement XII [Lorenzo Corsini]: Italy -- Pope (1730-40)
  • 05-14Johann Philipp Fortsch: Composer
  • 05-27Elisabeth C "Liselotte" van de Palts: German / French Duchess of Orleans
  • 06-08William Dampier: English explorer / pirate
  • 07-02Guillielmus "Willem" Kerricx: Flemish sculptor (Rozenkrans)
  • 08-10Peterus I Scheemaeckers: Flemish sculptor (tomb stones)
  • 10-13Johann Heinrich Kittel: Composer
  • 10-19Louis Le Quointe: Composer
  • 11-20Romanus Weichlein: Composer
  • 12-16Giovanni Maria Casini: Composer

People died in year of 1652

  • 02-17Gregorio Allegri: Italian singer / Composer (Miserere), dies at about 67
  • 03-21Vredius [Olivier de Wree]: Flem Historian / mayor (Brugge), dies at 55
  • 04-21Pietro Della Valle: Composer, dies at 66
  • 05-27Jacques Huyn: Composer, dies at 39
  • 06-19Louis de Geer: Netherlands / Swedish industrialist / millionaire, dies at 64
  • 06-24Andries Bicker: Merchant / Amsterdam regent, dies at 65
  • 07-24Johann Weichmann: Composer, dies at 32
  • 07-30John Cloppenburg: Vicar / theologist, dies at 68
  • 08-09John Both: Landscape Painter / etcher, dies at about 37
  • 08-18Benjamin G Cuyp: Historical painter, dies at about 40
  • 09-16Dirck Janszoon Sweelinck: Dutch composer, dies at 61
  • 09-17Bonaventura Elsevier: Book publisher / merchant, dies at about 69
  • 09-28John Asselijn: Landscape Painter / etcher, dies at about 42
  • 10-13Abraham Verhoeven: Flemish printer / newspaper publisher
  • 10-27Henry: Count of Nassau-Siegen, Colonel / gov of Hulst
  • 12-08Adriaan W "Joris" van Geel: Flemish missionary, murdered at 35
  • 12-23John Cotton: Mass Bay Puritan preacher, dies at 68
  • 12-31Frances Cecil: 2nd Wife of English Earl of Shaftesbury