Peace treaty signed at Westphalia ends the Thirty Years' War
The English Parliament finds Charles I
guilty of treason, and sentences him to be executed.
Change of emperor of the Ottoman Empire from Ibrahim I
(1640-1648) to Mehmed IV
The Dutch and the Spanish sign the Treaty of Munster
, ending the Eighty Years' War
The Spanish Empire recognizes the Dutch Republic of United Netherlands as a sovereign
state, (governed by the House of Orange-Nassau and the Estates General) which was
before a province of the Spanish Empire. The Netherlands becomes the first european
power with a republican form of government.Born
June 28, 1648 - Paulus van den Houten
November 30 - Philips de Kanter
December 10 - Adriaan Bastert
February 2 - George Abbot, english writer.
May 26 - Vincent Voiture, poet.To my Homepage