1648 in History – What happened in year 1648

In history, year 1648 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 1648.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1648:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
01 juneThe Roundheads defeat the Cavaliers at the Battle of Maidstone in the Second English Civil War. The Battle of Maidstone was fought in the Second English Civil War and was a victory for the attacking parliamentarian troops over the defending Royalist forces.
24 octoberThe second treaty of the Peace of Westphalia, the Treaty of Münster, was signed, ending both the Thirty Years' War and the DutchRevolt, and officially recognizing the Republic of the Seven United Nether lands and Swiss Confederation as independent states.
13 MayThe construction of the Red Fort in Delhi was completed. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007 as a part of the Red Fort complex.
18 OctoberThe Boston 'Shoemakers \' became the first labor organization in the North American colonies.


Famous birthdays in the year 1648:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 February Elkanah Settle / Poet / United Kingdom
02 JulyArp Schnitger / Builder / Germany
04 AprilGrinling Gibbons / Sculptor / United Kingdom
07 AprilJohn Sheffield / Politician / United Kingdom
09 AprilHenri de Massue / Soldier / France
11 AugustJeremiah Shepard / Politician / United States of America
16 NovemberCharles Duncombe / Politician / United Kingdom
18 AprilJeanne Guyon / Author / France

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