|Centuries:||16th century - 17th century - 18th century|
|Decades:|| 1620s 1630s 1640s - 1650s - 1660s 1670s 1680s
|Years:||1653 1654 1655 - 1656 - 1657 1658 1659|
|1656 in topic:|
|Subjects: Archaeology – Architecture –|
|Art – Literature – Music – Science|
|Leaders: State leaders – Colonial governors|
|Category: Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Births – Deaths – Works|
Events of 1656[edit | edit source]
January - June[edit | edit source]
- April 1 - King Jan Kazimierz crowns Our Lady of Częstochowa (the Black Madonna) as Queen and Protector of Poland in the cathedral of Lwów after the miraculous saving of the monastery of Jasna Góra during The Deluge, an event which actually changed the course of the war.
- April 28 - The ship Vergulde Draeck is wrecked off Ledge Point after it departed the Cape of Good Hope: rescue missions failed to find the survivors.
July - December[edit | edit source]
- July - In an attempt to rescue survivors of the Vergulde Draeck, a search party was sent ashore, in Goede Hoop's boat, which smashed against rocks and sank: 8 sailors drowned; 3 more disappeared ashore.
- December - The pendulum clock is invented by Christiaan Huygens.
Undated[edit | edit source]
- Mehmed Köprülü becomes Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire.
- Jews are readmitted to England by Oliver Cromwell.
- The Stockholm Banco, the first bank to issue banknotes, is founded.
- The only Fifty Shilling British coin is minted.
- Adams' Grammar School in Shropshire, England is founded by William Adams.
- The Dutch capture city of Colombo in Sri Lanka.
Ongoing Events[edit | edit source]
Births[edit | edit source]
|Gregorian calendar||1656 |
|Ab urbe condita||2409|
|Armenian calendar||1105 |
|Bahá'í calendar||-188 – -187|
|Coptic calendar||1372 – 1373|
|Ethiopian calendar||1648 – 1649|
|Hebrew calendar||5416 – 5417|
|- Vikram Samvat||1711 – 1712|
|- Shaka Samvat||1578 – 1579|
|- Kali Yuga||4757 – 4758|
|Iranian calendar||1034 – 1035|
|Islamic calendar||1066 – 1067|
|- Imperial Year||Kōki 2316|
|Thai solar calendar||2199|
- May 31 - Marin Marais, French composer and viol player (died 1728)
- June 5 - Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, French botanist (died 1708)
- August 6 - Claude de Forbin, French naval commander (died 1733)
- September 6 - Guillaume Dubois, French cardinal and statesman (died 1723)
- September 14 - Thomas Baker, English antiquarian (died 1746)
- October 20 - Nicolas de Largillière, French painter (died 1746)
- October 29 - Edmond Halley, English scientist (died 1742)
- date unknown
- See also 1656 births.
Deaths[edit | edit source]
- January 3 - Mathieu Molé, French statesman (born 1584)
- March 21 - James Ussher, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland (born 1581)
- April 24 - Thomas Fincke, Danish mathematician and physicist (born 1561)
- April 27 - Jan van Goyen, Dutch painter (born 1596)
- June 9 - Thomas Tomkins, Welsh composer (born 1572)
- July 2 - François-Marie, Italian-born French commander (born 1611)
- August 11 - Prince Octavio Piccolomini, Austrian field marshal (born 1599)
- September 8 - Joseph Hall, English bishop and writer (born 1574)
- October - Stephen Bachiler, English clergyman (born c.1561)
- October 3 - Myles Standish, Mayflower colonist (born c.1584)
- October 8 - John George I (born 1585)
- November 6 - King John IV of Portugal (born 1603)
- December 27 - Andrew White, Apostle of Maryland (born 1579)
- See also 1656 deaths.
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