January 21 - Abel Tasman
May 14 - Four year-old Louis XIV
becomes King of France upon the death of
his father, Louis XIII
May 19 - Battle of Rocroi: French victory over the Spanish at Rocroi, France.
July 13 - English Civil War: Battle of Roundway Down - In England, Lord Henry
, Earl of Rochester, commanding the Royalist forces, wins a crushing
victory over the Parliamentarian Sir William Waller
The Royalist forces supporting Charles I
in the English Civil War win the Battle
of Adwalton Moor and gain control of Yorkshire.
End of the reign of Empress Meisho
of Japan.Emperor Go-Komyo
ascends to the throne of Japan.Evangelista Torricelli
invents the mercury barometer.
New England Confederation is formed.
Battle of Tüttlingen fought.
Baden-Baden pillaged by the French.
First two volumes of the Acta Sanctorum published.Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve
places the first cross atop Mount Royal.
Åmål is granted its city charter.Ongoing events
English Civil War (1642-1649).Births
August 21 - Future King Alphonso VI
of Portugal.Cornelia Goudswaart
Future Ottoman sultan Ahmed II
May 14 - Louis XIII
November 11, Claudio Monteverdi
, Italian composer.Herman Wrangel
, Swedish soldier and politician.To my Homepage