1653 in History – What happened in year 1653

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

In history, year 1653 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 1653.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1653 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
12 juneThe naval Battle of the Gabbard took place during the First Anglo-Dutch War near the Gabbard shoal off the coast of Suffolk, England between fleets of the Commonwealth of England and the United Provinces. The battle ended with the Dutch losing in total 17 ships, of which 6 sank and 11 were captured.
01 julyThe Westminster Assembly of Divines, assembled to restructurethe Church of England, held its first meeting in Westminster Abbey,London.
16 decemberOliver Cromwell became Lord Protector of the Commonwealth ofEngland.
09 MayThe construction of Taj Mahal, India's world-famous historical building, was completed after 22 years of continuous work.
24 MayThe German Parliament declared Ferdinand II as King of Austria.
14 MarchCommander Johann Van Galen of the Netherlands defeated the British fleet in the Anglo-Dutch War.


Famous birthdays in the year 1653:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 SeptemberJohann Pachelbel / Composer / Germany
01 JuneGeorg Muffat / Composer / France
05 JulyThomas Pitt / Politician / United Kingdom
08 MayClaude Louis Hector de Villars / Politician / France
09 AugustJohn Oldham / Poet / United Kingdom
11 JulySarah Good / Criminal / United States of America
14 AugustChristopher Monck / Politician / United Kingdom
17 February Arcangelo Corelli / Violinist / Italy
18 OctoberAbraham van Riebeeck / Politician / Netherlands
21 MayEleanor of Austria / Queen / Poland
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