1647


1647

Year 1647 (MDCXLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar).

Events of 1647

January - June


* March 14 - Thirty Years' War: Bavaria, Cologne, France and Sweden sign the Truce of Ulm.
* April 3 - In England, a letter from the Agitators of the New Model Army, protesting delay of pay, is read in the House of Commons.
* May 29 - The Rhode Island General Assembly drafts a constitution that separates church and state, and permits public referendums and initiatives on legislation.Fact|date=July 2007

July - December


* August - The New Model Army marches to London.
* August - Peter Stuyvesant is appointed Director of New Amsterdam by the Dutch West India Company.
* August 8 - Battle of Dungan's Hill: Irish forces are defeated by English Parliamentary forces.
* November - Battle of Knocknanauss: An Irish confederate force is destroyed by the army of Parliament; Alasdair MacColla is killed.

Undated

* England's Puritan rulers ban Christmas.
* Johann von Werth tries to take his troops over the Austrian border, but they refuse.

Events of the English Civil War

* Aberystwyth Castle is razed to the ground by Parliamentarian troops.

* December 28 - Charles promises church reform. This agreement leads to the Second English Civil War.

Ongoing events

* English Civil War (1642-1649).

Births


* January 7 - Wilhelm Ludwig, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1677)
* March 12 - Victor-Maurice, comte de Broglie, French general (d. 1727)
* April 1 - John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, English poet (d. 1680)
* June 20 - John George III, Elector of Saxony (d. 1691)
* July 2 - Daniel Finch, 2nd Earl of Nottingham, English privy councillor (d. 1730)
* August 12 - Johann Heinrich Acker, German writer (d. 1719)
* August 22 - Denis Papin, French inventor (d. 1712)
* September 23 - Joseph Dudley, colonial Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1720)
* November 18 - Pierre Bayle, French philosopher (d. 1706)
*"date unknown" - Henry Aldrich, English theologian and philosopher (d. 1710)

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Deaths


* January 29 - Francis Meres, English writer (b. 1565)
* March 14 - Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange (b. 1584)
* May 21 - Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, Dutch poet and historian (b. 1581)
* June 12 - Thomas Farnaby, English grammarian (b. c.1575)
* July 7 - Thomas Hooker, Connecticut colonist (b. 1586)
* July 16 - Masaniello, Italian rebel (b. 1622)Fact|date=July 2007
* August 24 - Nicholas Stone, English sculptor and architect (b. 1586)
* October 8 - Christian Sørensen Longomontanus, Danish astronomer (b. 1562)
* October 25 - Evangelista Torricelli, Italian mathematician and physicist (b. 1608)
* November 30 - Bonaventura Cavalieri, Italian mathematician (b. 1598) [cite web
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References


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