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

Events in year of 1654

  • 01-07Fire after heavy storm destroys 2 / 3 of De Rijp Neth, 1 dies
  • 01-26Portuguese troops conquer last Dutch base on Recife
  • 04-12England, Ireland and Scotland united
  • 04-15England and Netherlands signs peace treaty
  • 04-21England and Sweden sign trade agreement
  • 04-26Jews are expelled from Brazil
  • 05-03Bridge at Rowley Mass begins charging tolls for animals
  • 05-13Venetian fleet under Admiral Adeler beats Turkish
  • 06-06Queen Christina of Sweden resigns and converts to Catholicism
  • 06-07Louis XIV crowned King of France
  • 07-081st Jewish colonist arrive in US (Jacob Barsimson in Manhattan)
  • 07-20Anglo-Portuguese treaty, Portugal comes under English control
  • 08-05French troops occupy Stenay
  • 08-221st Jewish immigrant to US, Jacob Barsimson arrives in New Amsterdam
  • 09-16Russian troops occupy Smolensk on Poland
  • 09-25England and Denmark sign trade agreement
  • 10-12Kruittoren van Delft, explodes, 50-100 killed
  • 10-15Prince Willem III appointed Viceroy of Overijssel
  • 11-21Richard Johnson, a free black, granted 550 acres in Virginia

People born in year of 1654

  • 01-20Michiel de Swaen: Netherlands -- Physician / poet
  • 03-11Heinrich Georg Neuss: Composer
  • 05-11Cornelis van Alkemade: Dutch historian
  • 07-05Antonio Maria Pacchioni: Composer
  • 07-25Agostino Steffani: Composer
  • 07-31Jacob Hop: Dutch politician / diplomat
  • 08-10Bernard Nieuwentyt: Dutch Physician / theologist
  • 09-29Vincenz Lubeck: Composer
  • 10-23Johann Bernhard Staudt: Composer
  • 11-05Christian Liebe: Composer
  • 12-27Jean / Jacobus Bernouilli: Switzerland -- Mathematician

People died in year of 1654

  • 01-17Paul Potter: Dutch painter, buried
  • 02-17Michael Lohr: Composer, dies at 62
  • 03-21Johann Neukrantz: Composer, dies at 51
  • 03-24Samuel Scheidt: German Composer (Concertus sacri), dies at 66
  • 05-03Francois van Kinschot: Treasurer-General / chancellor of Brabant, dies at 77
  • 06-07Giambattista Andreini: Italian playwright / actor, dies at 76
  • 06-10Alessandro Algardi: Italian Sculptor / architect, dies at 58
  • 06-27Johann V Andreae: German vicar / writer (Christenburg), dies at 67
  • 08-12Cornelis Haga: Ambassador to Constantinople (1611-39), dies at 76
  • 08-19Yom Tov Lipmann Heller: Rabbi / Author (Tosefot Yom Tov)
  • 08-28Axel Gustafson Oxenstierna: Swedish Earl / chancellor / regent, dies at 71
  • 09-08Peter Claver: Spanish Saint (baptized 300, 000 slaves)
  • 09-15Cornelis Bicker: Merchant / Mayor of Amsterdam, dies at 61
  • 10-12Dirck Graswinckel: Dutch copurt clerk of States-General, dies at 66
  • 10-12Rembrandt Carel Fabritius: Painter, dies in an accident
  • 10-31Francisco Correa de Arauxo: Composer