1638 in History – What happened in year 1638

In history, year 1638 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1638.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1638:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
15 aprilA rebellion by Catholic Japanese peasants in Shimabara over increased taxes was put down by the Tokugawa shogunate, resulting in greater enforcement of the policy of national seclusion.
13 mayConstruction began in Delhi on the Red Fort, the residence of the Mughal emperors, now an iconic symbol ofIndia.


Famous birthdays in the year 1638:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 January Go-Sai / Emperor / Japan
06 AugustNicolas Malebranche / Philosopher / France
08 January Elisabetta Sirani / Painter / Italy
10 JulyDavid Teniers III / Painter / Belgium
11 January Nicolas Steno / Bishop / Denmark
13 MayRichard Simon / Scholar / France
14 March Johann Georg Gichtel / Mystic / Germany
15 JulyGiovanni Buonaventura Viviani / Violinist / Italy
24 January Charles Sackville / Politician / United Kingdom
28 March Frederik Ruysch / Botanist / Netherlands

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