What Happened In History Year 1643

Historical Events for the Year 1643

  • 14th May » Four-year-old Louis XIV of France or Louis XIV becomes King of France upon the death of his father, Louis XIII of France e.g Louis XIII.
  • 1st July » First meeting of the Westminster Assembly, a council of theologians ("divines") and members of the Parliament of England appointed to restructure the Church of England, at Westminster Abbey in London.
  • 13th July » English Civil War: Battle of Roundway Down In England, Henry Wilmot, 1st Earl of Rochester, commanding the Cavalier or Royalist forces, heavily defeats the Roundhead or Parliamentarian forces led by Sir William Waller.
  • 13th December » English Civil War: The Battle of Alton takes place in Hampshire.
  • 25th December » Christmas Island found and named by Captain William Mynors of the East India Company vessel, the 'Royal Mary'.

Famous Birthdays in 1643

  • 6th February » Johann Kasimir Kolbe von Wartenberg, Prussian politician, 1st Minister President of Prussia (d. 1712)
  • 16th February » John Sharp (bishop) or John Sharp, English archbishop (d. 1714)
  • 25th February » Ahmed II, Ottoman sultan (d. 1695)
  • 25th March » Louis Moréri, French priest (d. 1680)
  • 3rd April » Charles V, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1690)
  • 7th May » Stephanus Van Cortlandt, American politician, 10th Mayor of New York City (d. 1700)
  • 28th July » Antonio Tarsia (composer) known as Antonio Tarsia, Slovenian composer (d. 1722)
  • 21st August » Afonso VI of Portugal (d. 1683)
  • 18th September » Gilbert Burnet, Scottish bishop, historian, and theologian (d. 1715)
  • 27th September » Solomon Stoddard, American pastor (d. 1729)
  • 14th October » Bahadur Shah I, Mughal emperor (d. 1712)
  • 1st November » John Strype, English historian and author (d. 1737)
  • 16th November » Jean Chardin, French-English jeweler and explorer (d. 1703)
  • 21st November » René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, French-American explorer (d. 1687)
  • 7th December » Giovanni Battista Falda, Italian architect and engraver (d. 1678)

Famous Deaths in History for 1643

  • 25th February » Marco da Gagliano, Italian composer (b. 1582)
  • 1st March » Girolamo Frescobaldi, Italian pianist and composer (b. 1583)
  • 4th April » Simon Episcopius, Dutch theologian (b. 1583)
  • 20th April » Christoph Demantius, German composer and poet (b. 1567)
  • 28th April » Francisco de Lucena, Portuguese politician (b. 1578?)
  • 14th May » Louis XIII of France (b. 1601)
  • 17th May » Giovanni Picchi, Italian organist and composer (b. 1571)
  • 24th June » John Hampden, English politician (b. 1595)
  • 25th July » Robert Pierrepont, 1st Earl of Kingston-upon-Hull, English general and politician (b. 1584)
  • 15th September » Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork, English-Irish politician, Lord High Treasurer of Ireland (b. 1566)
  • 20th September » Lucius Cary, 2nd Viscount Falkland, English soldier and politician, Secretary of State (England) named Secretary of State for England (b. 1610)
  • 3rd November » John Bainbridge (astronomer) called John Bainbridge, English astronomer and academic (b. 1582)
  • 3rd November » Paul Guldin, Swiss astronomer and mathematician (b. 1577)
  • 17th November » Jean-Baptiste Budes, Comte de Guébriant, French general (b. 1602)
  • 29th November » William Cartwright (dramatist) named William Cartwright, English priest and playwright (b. 1611)
  • 29th November » Claudio Monteverdi, Italian priest and composer (b. 1567)
  • 8th December » John Pym, English politician (b. 1583)

Historical events for the year 1643 by month