Events in year of 1657

  • 02-04Oliver Cromwell grants residency to Luis Caravajal
  • 03-23France and England form alliance against Spain; England gets Dunkirk
  • 03-31English Humble Petition offers Lord Protector Cromwell the crown
  • 04-03English Lord Protector Cromwell refuses crown
  • 04-20Battle in Santa Cruz Bay, Tenerife: English fleet under Robert Blake sinks Spanish silver fleet
  • 06-011st Quakers arrives in New Amsterdam (NY)
  • 07-13Oliver Cromwell constrains English army leader John Lambert
  • 09-19Brandenburg and Poland sign Treaty of Wehlau
  • 10-01Treaty of Raalte: Willem II no longer Viceroy of Overijssel
  • 10-03French troops occupy Mardyke
  • 11-06Brandenburg and Poland sign unity of Bromberg

People born in year of 1657

  • 01-17Pieter van Bloemen [Standaart]: Flemish painter, baptized
  • 01-18Hendrik Casimir II: Dutch Field Marshal (Nassau)
  • 02-11Bernard Fontenelle: France -- Scientist / writer (Plurality of Worlds)
  • 03-18Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni: Italian composer
  • 05-05Jacques Danican Philidor: Composer
  • 06-03Manuel de Egues: Composer
  • 06-14Cornelis Cruys [Niels Olsen Creutz]: Norwegian / Dutch Admiral
  • 07-11Frederik I: King of Prussia (1701-13)
  • 07-25Philipp Heinrich Erlebach: Composer
  • 08-10Cornelis Chastelein: Dutch colonial director
  • 09-27Sophia: Regent of Russia (1682-89)
  • 11-11Guido Starhemberg: Austria -- Earl / Field Marshal (Turkish Wars)
  • 12-15Michel-Richard Delalande: Composer

People died in year of 1657

  • 02-10Sebastian Stosskopf: Elzabethian painter, dies at 59
  • 03-26Jacob van Eyck: Dutch blind flautist / carillonneur, dies at 69
  • 04-02Ferdinand III: King of Hungarian / Bohemia / German Emperor, dies at 48
  • 05-09William Bradford: Governor (Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts)
  • 06-26Tobias Michael: Composer, dies at 65
  • 08-07Robert Blake: English Admiral (Dover, Dungeness), dies at about 57
  • 09-28Emilia Secunda Antwerpiana: Daugher of Willem of Orange, dies at 75

Events in year of 1658

  • 03-08Peace of Roskilde between Sweden and Denmark
  • 03-17Pro-Charles II plot in England discovered
  • 05-24Battle of Dunes (Spanish-French War) fought
  • 06-14Battle at Dunes: English and French fleet beat Spanish
  • 06-23Dutch troops occupy last Portugese Fort Jafnapatnam Ceylon
  • 06-24French fleet recaptures Duinkerk
  • 06-25Spanish garrison at Duinkerk surrenders to French and British
  • 07-31Aurangzeb appoints himself Mongol Emperor
  • 08-121st US police corps forms (New Amsterdam)
  • 08-24Battle at Grevelingen: English fleet beats Spanish
  • 09-03Richard Cromwell succeeds his father as English Lord Protector
  • 11-08Battle of Sont: Swedish fleet beats Dutch
  • 12-09Dutch troops occupy harbor city Quilon (Coilan) India

People born in year of 1658

  • 01-08Nicolas Coustou: French sculptor (Descente de Croix)
  • 02-13Jan B Wellekens: Dutch poet / painter
  • 03-05Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac: French colonial Governor of America
  • 04-22Giuseppe Torelli: Italy -- Composer (Concert Grossi op 8)

People died in year of 1658

  • 02-05Maria Margaretha van Angels: Dutch prioress at Oirschot, dies at 52
  • 03-23Valentin Dretzel: Composer, dies at 79
  • 09-03James I: King of England (1603-25), dies at 92
  • 09-03Oliver Cromwell: British General (1653-58) / Lord Protector, dies at 59
  • 11-08Pieter Florisz: Dutch Admiral, dies in battle at about 50
  • 11-08Witte de With: Dutch Vice-Admiral, dies in battle at 59
  • 11-15Jacobus Revius [Reefsen]: Theologist / writer / poet, dies at about 72
  • 12-06Gracian: Writer
  • 12-26Simon Guillain: French Sculptor (Castle of Blois / Sorbonne), dies at 78