What Happened In History Year 1648

Historical Events for the Year 1648

  • 13th May » Construction of the Red Fort at Delhi is completed.
  • 15th May » The Peace of Westphalia e.g Treaty of Westphalia is signed.
  • 1st June » The Roundheads defeat the Cavaliers at the Battle of Maidstone in the Second English Civil War.
  • 15th June » Margaret Jones (Puritan midwife) e.g Margaret Jones is hanged in Boston for witchcraft in the first such execution for the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
  • 28th August » Siege of Colchester ended when Royalists Forces surrender to the Parliamentary Forces after eleven weeks, during the English Civil War.
  • 18th October » Boston Shoemakers form first American Trade union called labor organization.

Famous Birthdays in 1648

  • 1st February » Elkanah Settle, English poet and playwright (d. 1724)
  • 23rd February » Arabella Churchill (royal mistress) known as Arabella Churchill, English mistress of James II of England (d. 1730)
  • 4th April » Grinling Gibbons, Dutch-English sculptor (d. 1721)
  • 7th April » John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, English politician, Lord President of the Council (d. 1721)
  • 9th April » Henri de Massue, Earl of Galway, French soldier and diplomat (d. 1720)
  • 18th April » Jeanne Guyon, French mystic (d. 1717)
  • 26th April » Peter II of Portugal (d. 1706)
  • 9th August » Johann Michael Bach, German composer (d. 1694)
  • 11th August » Jeremiah Shepard, American minister (d. 1720)

Famous Deaths in History for 1648

  • 14th January » Caspar Barlaeus, Dutch theologian, poet, and historian (b. 1584)
  • 2nd February » George Abbot (author) named George Abbot, English author (b. 1603)
  • 28th February » Christian IV of Denmark (b. 1577)
  • 12th March » Tirso de Molina, Spanish monk and poet (b. 1571)
  • 14th March » Ferdinando Fairfax, 2nd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, English general and politician (b. 1584)
  • 20th May » Władysław IV Vasa, Polish son of Sigismund III Vasa (b. 1595)
  • 26th May » Vincent Voiture, French poet (b. 1597)
  • 4th July » Antoine Daniel, French missionary and saint (b. 1601)
  • 18th August » Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1615)
  • 20th August » Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury, English soldier and diplomat (b. 1583)
  • 28th August » Charles Lucas, English general (b. 1613)
  • 1st September » Marin Mersenne, French mathematician, theologian, and philosopher (b. 1588)
  • 17th November » Thomas Ford (composer) known as Thomas Ford, English viol player, composer, and poet (b. 1580)

Historical events for the year 1648 by month