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

Events in year of 1659

  • 01-14Battle at Elvas: Portuguese beat Spanish
  • 04-22Lord protector Cromwell disbands English parliament
  • 05-22France, England and Netherlands sign "Hedges Concerto" treaty
  • 05-25Richard Cromwell resigns as English Lord Protector
  • 05-31Netherlands, England and France sign Treaty of The Hague
  • 07-16Princess Henriette C of Orange-Nassau weds monarch Johan George II
  • 09-30Peter Stuyvesant of New Netherlands forbids tennis playing during religious services (1st mention of tennis in US)
  • 09-30Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked (according to Defoe)
  • 10-12English Rump-government fires John Lambert and other generals
  • 10-13General Major John Lambert drives out English Rump-Government
  • 11-07Peace of Pyreneeen: French King Louis XIV and Spanish King Philip IV
  • 11-25Michiel de Ruyter conquerors Danish city Nyborg
  • 12-16General Monck demands free parliamentary election in Scotland
  • 12-26Long Parliament reforms in Westminster

People born in year of 1659

  • 01-17Antonio Veracini: Composer
  • 01-21Adriaen van der Werff: Dutch portrait painter / engraver / architect
  • 02-01Jacob Roggeveen: Dutch Swiss lawyer / navigator (Easter Island)
  • 03-07Henry Purcell: English Organist / composer (Dido & Aeneas)
  • 03-26William Wollaston: Coton, England -- Philosopher
  • 05-16Campegius Vitringa: Dutch theologist
  • 07-23Antonius Schultingh [Schultingius]: Dutch lawyer
  • 08-01Antoine Mouque: Composer
  • 10-04Franz Weichlein: Composer
  • 11-06Theodor Schwartzkopff: Composer
  • 12-20Francois Fagel: Dutch lawyer / Statesman

People died in year of 1659

  • 01-18Benedikt Lechler: Composer, dies at 64
  • 04-15Simon Dach: German poet
  • 09-05Pieter de Carpentier: Flemish Governor-General of the Netherlands East-Indies, dies at 71
  • 10-10Able J Tasmania: Navigator / discovered (Tasmania, NZ), dies at about 56
  • 10-27Marmaduke Stevenson: Quaker in Boston, hanged