1658

1658

Year 1658 (MDCLVIII) 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 1658

January - June


* January 13 - Edward Sexby, who had plotted against Oliver Cromwell, dies in the Tower of London.
* February 6 - Swedish troops of Charles X Gustav of Sweden cross The Great Belt (Storebælt) in Denmark over frozen sea.
* February 26 - The peace between Sweden and Denmark is concluded in Roskilde by the Treaty of Roskilde, under which Denmark is forced to cede significant territory.
* March 22 - The ship "Waeckende Boey" is wrecked on the coast of Java; the 4 survivors walk overland to Jepara.
* May 1 - "Hydriotaphia, Urn Burial" and "The Garden of Cyrus" are published by Thomas Browne.
* June - Battle of the Dunes: Spain is defeated by the French and English. England is then given Dunkirk for their assistance in the win.

July - December


* September 3 - Oliver Cromwell dies and his son Richard assumes his father's former position as Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland.

Undated

* France joins England in the war against Spain, which began in 1654.
*Portuguese traders are expelled from Ceylon by Dutch invaders.
* After his father Shah Jahan completes the Taj Mahal, his son Aurangzeb deposes him as ruler of the Mughal Empire.
* The Dutch in the Cape Colony start to import slaves from India and South-East Asia (later from Madagascar).

Births


* February 18 - Charles-Irénée Castel de Saint-Pierre, French writer (d. 1743)
* March 5 - Antoine de Lamothe Cadillac, French explorer (d. 1730)
* April 19 - Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine (d. 1716)
* April 22 - Giuseppe Torelli, Italian composer (d. 1709)
* July 25 - Archibald Campbell, 1st Duke of Argyll, Scottish privy councillor (d. 1703)
* October 5 - Mary of Modena, queen of James II of England (d. 1718)
* October 19 - Adolf Friedrich II of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1704)
* unknown - Elizabeth Barry, English actress (d. 1713): "See also ."

Deaths


* January 7 - Theophilus Eaton, Connecticut colonist (b. 1590)
* January 13 - Edward Sexby, English Puritan soldier (b. 1616)
* April 7 - Juan Eusebio Nieremberg, Spanish mystic (b. 1595)
* April 19 - Kirsten Munk, second wife of Christian IV of Denmark (b. 1598)
* April 29 - John Cleveland, English poet (b. 1613)
* September 3 - Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England, Scotland, and Ireland (b. 1599)
* September 22 - Georg Philipp Harsdorffer, German poet (b. 1607)
* November 4 - Antoine Le Maistre, French Jansenist (b. 1608)
* November 6 - Pierre du Ryer, French dramatist (b. 1606)
* November 8 - Witte Corneliszoon de With, Dutch naval officer (b. 1599)
* December 6 - Baltasar Gracián y Morales, Spanish writer (b. 1601)

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