|Centuries:||16th century - 17th century - 18th century|
|Decades:|| 1620s 1630s 1640s - 1650s - 1660s 1670s 1680s
|Years:||1656 1657 1658 - 1659 - 1660 1661 1662|
|1659 in topic:|
|Subjects: Archaeology – Architecture –|
|Art – Literature – Music – Science|
|Leaders: State leaders – Colonial governors|
|Category: Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Births – Deaths – Works|
Year 1659 (MDCLIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the then-10-days-slower Julian calendar).
Events of 1659[edit | edit source]
January - June[edit | edit source]
- January 14 - Battle at Elvas: Portuguese beat Spanish.
- January 24 - Pierre Corneille's "Oedipe" premieres in Paris.
- February 11 - The assault on Copenhagen by Swedish forces is beaten back with heavy losses.
- February 16 - the first known cheque (400 pounds) is written (on display at Westminster Abbey).
- April 22 - Richard Cromwell disbands English parliament.
- May 22 - France, England and Netherlands sign "Hedges Concerto" treaty.
- May 25 - Richard Cromwell resigns as English Lord Protector.
- May 31 - Netherlands, England and France sign the Treaty of The Hague.
July - December[edit | edit source]
- July 16 - Princess Henriëtte Catharina van Nassau (1637-1708) weds Prince John George II of Anhalt-Dessau (1627-1693).
- September 30 - Peter Stuyvesant of New Netherland forbids tennis playing during religious services (1st mention of tennis in what will be the U.S.).
- October 12 - The English Rump-government fires John Lambert and other generals.
- October 13 - General-major John Lambert drives out the English Rump-government.
- November 7 - Treaty of the Pyrenees: French king Louis XIV and Spanish king Philip IV agree to treaty. The 24-year war between France and Spain ends with French acquisition of Roussillon and most of Artois.
- November 25 - Dutch forces with Michiel de Ruyter free Danish city Nyborg from Swedish conquest (earlier in the year).
- December 16 - General Monck demands free parliamentary election in Scotland.
- December 26 - The Long Parliament reforms occur in Westminster.
Undated[edit | edit source]
- The Spanish Infanta Maria Theresa brings cocoa to Paris.
- Diego Velázquez's portrait of Infanta Maria Theresa is first exhibited.
- Thomas Hobbes publishes De Homine.
- Parisian police raid a monastery, sending monks to prison for eating meat and drinking wine during Lent.
- Drought in India.
- Richard Cromwell forces a mass migration of Irish and Scots to Barbados, killing thousands.
Science[edit | edit source]
- Christiaan Huygens writes Systema Saturnium.
Births[edit | edit source]
|Gregorian calendar||1659 |
|Ab urbe condita||2412|
|Armenian calendar||1108 |
|Bahá'í calendar||-185 – -184|
|Coptic calendar||1375 – 1376|
|Ethiopian calendar||1651 – 1652|
|Hebrew calendar||5419 – 5420|
|- Vikram Samvat||1714 – 1715|
|- Shaka Samvat||1581 – 1582|
|- Kali Yuga||4760 – 4761|
|Iranian calendar||1037 – 1038|
|Islamic calendar||1069 – 1070|
|- Imperial Year||Kōki 2319|
|Thai solar calendar||2202|
- March 8 - Isaac de Beausobre, French Protestant pastor (died 1738)
- June 3 - David Gregory, Scottish astronomer (died 1708)
- June 12 - Yamamoto Tsunetomo, Japanese samurai (died 1719
- July 20 - Hyacinthe Rigaud, French painter (died 1743)
- July 28 - Charles Ancillon, French Protestant pastor (died 1715)
- December 12 - Francesco Galli Bibiena, Italian architect/designer (died 1739)
- See also Category:born in 1659.
Deaths[edit | edit source]
- January 16 - Charles Annibal Fabrot, French lawyer (born 1580)
- February - Willem Drost, Dutch painter and printmaker (born 1633)
- February 17 - Abel Servien, French diplomat (born 1593)
- February 27 - Henry Dunster, first President of Harvard College (born 1609)
- April 15 - Simon Dach, German poet (born 1605)
- June 3 - Morgan Llwyd, Welsh Puritan preacher and writer (born 1619)
- October 8 - Jean de Quen, French Jesuit missionary and historian (born c. 1603)
- October 10 - Abel Tasman, Dutch explorer (born 1603)
- October 31 - John Bradshaw, English judge (born 1602)
- See also Category:died in 1659.
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People of the year 1659 at Familypedia
89 people were born in 1659
50 children were born to the 39 women born in 1659
47 people died in 1659
4178 people lived in 1659
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50 people were married in 1659.
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