1642 in History – What happened in year 1642

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

In history, year 1642 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 1642.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1642 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
17 mayThe Société Notre-Dame de Montréal founded a permanentmission known as Ville-Marie, whicheventually grew into the city of Montreal.
22 augustKing Charles I of England raised the royal standard at Nottingham, marking the beginning of the First English Civil War.
13 novemberFirst English Civil War-The Royalist army engaged the muchlarger Parliamentarian army at the Battle of Turnham Green near Turnham Green, Middlesex.
24 novemberA Dutch expedition led by Abel Tasman reached present-dayTasmania, Australia.
13 AugustDutch astronomer Christian Huygens discovered the peak of Mars south pole.
08 JanuaryItalian physicist astronomer and scholar Galileo Galile died at the age of 78.


Famous birthdays in the year 1642:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 January Mehmed IV / Sultan / Turkey
06 DecemberJohann Christoph Bach / Composer / Germany
11 January Johann Friedrich Alberti / Composer / Germany
15 AprilSuleiman II / Sultan / Turkey
18 February Marie Champmeslé / Actress / France
20 JuneGeorge Hickes / Scholar / United Kingdom
21 AprilSimon de la Loubère / Poet / France
23 SeptemberGiovanni Maria Bononcini / Violinist / Italy
25 DecemberIsaac Newton / Physicist / United Kingdom
30 DecemberVincenzo da Filicaja / Poet / Italy
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