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

Events in year of 1653

  • 02-02New Amsterdam becomes a city (later NYC)
  • 02-03Cardinal Mazarin returns to Paris from exile
  • 02-07Nicolas Fouquet appointed superintendant of Finance of France
  • 02-20Defeat of Dutch fleet under Admiral Van Tromp by Admiral Blake off Portsmouth
  • 03-14Johan van Galen beats English fleet at Livorno
  • 04-20Cromwell routes English parliament to house
  • 05-24German Parliament selects Ferdinand II King of Austria
  • 07-04British Barebones Parliament goes into session
  • 07-30Johan de Witt sworn in as pension advisor of Holland
  • 07-31Fronde-leaders surrender in Bordeaux
  • 08-10Sea battle at Heijde, English fleet beats Dutch
  • 10-01Russian parliament accepts annexation of Ukraine
  • 12-01An athlete from Croydon is reported to have run 20 miles from St. Albans to London in less than 90 minutes
  • 12-12Barebone-parliament ends
  • 12-16Oliver Cromwell sworn in as English Lord Protector

People born in year of 1653

  • 01-07Bernhard Albinus: Germany -- Court-physician (Frederick of Prussia)
  • 02-17Arcangelo Corelli: Fusignano, Italy -- Violinist / comp (Concerto Grossi)
  • 03-25Joseph Sauveur: French physicist / mathematician
  • 06-01Georg Muffat: Composer
  • 08-08Jacques Basnage: French / Netherlands historian / vicar
  • 09-01Johann Pachelbel: Composer
  • 09-20Benedict Schultheiss: Composer
  • 11-16Joan van Hoorn: Governor-General of the Netherlands Indies (1707-09)
  • 11-26Andreas Anton Schmelzer: Composer
  • 12-24Georg Motz: Composer

People died in year of 1653

  • 02-16Johannes Schultz: Composer, dies at 70
  • 02-19Luigi Rossi: Composer
  • 02-21Adriaen Pauw: Master of Heemstede / Dutch Grand Pensionary, dies at 71
  • 05-10John Bicker: Ship builder / Merchant / regent, dies at 61
  • 08-10Maarten Harpertsz Tromp [Bestevaer]: Lieutenant Admiral, dies in battle at 55
  • 08-29Gillesz de Hondecoeter: Painter / Hostage rights, buried at about 49
  • 09-03Claudius Salmasius [Claude Saumaise]: French linguistic, dies at 65
  • 10-03Mark Zuesius Boxhorn: Historian, dies at 41
  • 11-26Maximilian Teellinck: Vicar, dies at about 51