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

Events in year of 1660

  • 01-01General Moncks army battles with the Tweed on way to London
  • 02-03General Moncks army reaches London
  • 02-23Charles XI becomes King of Sweden
  • 03-16English Long Parliament disbands
  • 04-04Declaration of Breda
  • 04-04English King Charles II ends Declaration of Breda (freedom of religion)
  • 04-25London Convention Parliament begins
  • 04-25Parliament meets and votes to restore Charles II
  • 05-03Sweden, Poland, Brandenburg and Austria sign Peace of Oliva
  • 05-07Isaack B Fubine of Savoy, in The Hague, patents macaroni
  • 05-08English parliament asks King Charles II to resigns
  • 05-23King Charles II returns from exile sails from Scheveningen to England
  • 05-24English King Charles II visits Netherlands
  • 05-25English King Charles II lands in Dover
  • 05-27Denmark and Sweden sign ceasefire
  • 05-29Charles II restored to English throne after Puritan Commonwealth
  • 06-06Denmark and Sweden signs peace treaty
  • 10-13Denmark King Frederik III makes coup
  • 10-15Asser Levy granted butchers license (kosher meat) in New Amsterdam
  • 11-151st kosher butcher (Asser Levy) licensed in NYC (New Amsterdam)
  • 11-28London Royal Society forms
  • 12-15Philippines: Andres Malongs rebels plunders Bagnotan

People born in year of 1660

  • 02-13Johann Sigismund Kusser: Composer
  • 02-15Frans Anneessens: Belgian Merchant / Dean of artisans
  • 03-28Arnold Houbraken: Dutch schilder / writer
  • 03-28Georg Ludwig: German Monarch of Hannover / King George I of Gt Britain
  • 04-06Johann Kuhnau: Composer
  • 04-16Hans Sloane: England, United Kingdom -- Physician / naturalist / founder (British Museum)
  • 04-19Sebastian Duron: Composer
  • 04-24Cornelis Dusart: Dutch painter / engraver
  • 04-29Matthias Henriksen Schacht: Composer
  • 05-02Pietro Alessandro Gaspare Scarlatti: Palermo, Italy -- Composer (Tigrane)
  • 05-28George I: King of England (1714-27)
  • 08-21Hubert Gautier: Engineer (wrote 1st book on bridge building)
  • 12-04Andre Campra: Composer
  • 12-12Peter Rabus: Poet / translator (Liberated Britanje)
  • 12-26Peter Schenck: German / Netherlands engraver / publisher, baptised

People died in year of 1660

  • 02-02Govert Flinck: Dutch Painter (Isaac blesses Jacob), dies at 45
  • 02-15Klaas Geritsz Compaen: Dutch buccaneer / merchant, dies at 72
  • 02-18Judith Jansdochter Leyster: Dutch painter, buried
  • 08-06Diego Rodriguez de Silva Valezquez: Spanish (court)painter, dies at 61
  • 08-12Gilbertus van Zinnik: Flemish architect, dies at about 33
  • 09-08Daniel von Czepko: German poet, dies at 54
  • 09-12Jacob Cats [Father Cats]: Pension advisor of Holland, dies at 82
  • 09-27St Vincent de Paul: Vincentian Cong founder
  • 10-07Paul Scarron: French, stagewriter (Le Roman Comique), dies at 50
  • 10-14Francesco Albana: Italian Painter (Hemelopneming of Maria), dies at 72
  • 12-03Jacques Sarazin: French Sculptor / painter, dies at about 70
  • 12-24Mary I Henriette Stuart: Queen of England, dies at 29