1639 in History – What happened in year 1639

✅ Published on March 26th, 2009 in 17th Century in History

In history, year 1639 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 1639.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1639 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
22 augustThe East India Company bought a small strip of land on what istoday Chennai, the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, fromthe King of the Vijayanagara Empire, Peda Venkata Raya.
04 decemberEnglish astronomer Jeremiah Horrocks made the first observationof a transit of Venus.
25 SeptemberThe first printing press was started in Cambridge, USA.
05 NovemberThe first post office was established in the American city of Massachusetts.
29 AprilThe foundation of the Red Fort was laid in Delhi.


Famous birthdays in the year 1639:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 AprilAlessandro Stradella / Composer / Italy
14 OctoberSimon van der Stel / Politician / Netherlands
17 SeptemberHans Herr / Bishop / Switzerland
20 March Ivan Mazepa / Diplomat / Ukraine
21 JuneIncrease Mather / Author / United States of America
22 DecemberJean Racine / Poet / France
29 SeptemberWilliam Russell / Politician / United Kingdom
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