May 25 - Richard Cromwell resigns as Lord Protector of England following the
restoration of the Long Parliament, beginning a second brief period of the
republican government called the Commonwealth.
24-year war between France and Spain ends with French acquisition of Roussillon
and most of Artois under the Treaty of the Pyrenees (November 7).
The Spanish Infanta Maria Theresa brings cocoa to Paris.
Diego Velazquez'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.Births
July 28 - Charles Ancillon
, French Huguenot.Henry Purcell
, Dutch explorer.To my Homepage