1645 in History – What happened in year 1645

In history, year 1645 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 1645.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1645:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
14 juneEnglish Civil War: In the Battle of Naseby, the main army of King Charles I was defeated by the Parliamentarian New Model Army under Sir Thomas Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell.
10 julyEnglish Civil War: The Parliamentarians destroyed the last Royalist field army at the Battle of Langport, ultimately giving Parliament control of the West of England.
21 julyQing dynasty regent Dorgon issued an edict ordering all HanChinese men to shave their forehead and braid the rest of their hairinto a queue identical to those of the Manchus.
24 septemberEnglish Civil War-Royalists under the personal command of KingCharles I suffered a significant defeat in the Battle of Rowton Heath.
13 JulyAleksei Romanov became the ruler of Russia, replacing his father Michael.
17 DecemberNur Jahan Begum, wife of the Mughal emperor Jahangir, died.

Famous birthdays in the year 1645:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
10 AugustEusebio Kino / Priest / Italy
14 AugustCarlos de Sigüenza y Góngora / Scientist / Mexico
16 AugustJean de La Bruyère / Author / France
21 SeptemberLouis Jolliet / Explorer / Canada
22 January William Kidd / Sailor / Scotland
30 NovemberAndreas Werckmeister / Composer / Germany

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