1640 in History – What happened in year 1640

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

In history, year 1640 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 1640.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1640 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
29 augustBishops' Wars-Scottish Covenanter forces led by Alexander Leslie defeated the English army near Newburn, England.
01 DecemberPortugal became independent after 60 years of slavery under Spanish rule.
01 MarchBritain got permission to open trade center in Madras.


Famous birthdays in the year 1640:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 AprilGeorg Mohr / Academic / Denmark
04 NovemberCarlo Mannelli / Violinist / Italy
04 AprilGaspar Sanz / Guitarist / Spain
05 January Paolo Lorenzani / Composer / Italy
05 JunePu Songling / Author / China
06 DecemberClaude Fleury / Author / France
08 AugustAmalia Catharina / Poet / Germany
13 DecemberRobert Plot / Academic / United Kingdom
14 DecemberAphra Behn / Author / United Kingdom
15 JuneBernard Lamy / Mathematician / France
17 January Jonathan Singletary Dunham / Settler / United States of America
18 March Philippe de La Hire / Astronomer / France
25 January William Cavendish / Politician / United Kingdom
28 NovemberWillem de Vlamingh / Captain / Netherlands
29 SeptemberAntoine Coysevox / Educator / France
30 March John Trenchard / Politician / United Kingdom
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