1652 in History – What happened in year 1652

✅ Published on March 27th, 2009 in 17th Century in History

In history, year 1652 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 1652.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1652 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
06 aprilDutch sailor Jan van Riebeeck established the first permanent European settlement in South Africa at what eventually became known as Cape Town.
07 septemberChinese peasants on Formosa (Taiwan) began a rebellion againstDutch rule before being suppressed four days later.
10 JulyEngland declared war against the Netherlands.


Famous birthdays in the year 1652:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 March Thomas Otway / Author / United Kingdom
09 DecemberAugustus Quirinus Rivinus / Physician / Germany
10 March Giacomo Serpotta / Sculptor / Italy
14 MayJohann Philipp Förtsch / Composer / Germany
21 AprilMichel Rolle / Academic / France
25 DecemberArchibald Pitcairne / Physician / Scotland
27 MayElizabeth Charlotte / Princess / Germany
28 March Samuel Sewall / Judge / United Kingdom
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