1655 in History – What happened in year 1655

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

In history, year 1655 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 1655.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1655 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
08 marchThe court of Northampton County, Colony of Virginia, made JohnCasor the first legally recognized slave in England's North Americancolonies.
25 marchDutch astronomer Christiaan Huygens discovered Titan, the largest natural satellite of the planet Saturn.
10 MayIn 1655 a British expedition under Admiral Sir William Penn and General Robert Venables captured Jamaica and began to expel the Spanish, a task which was completed within five years.
27 JulyThe Netherlands and Brandenburg signed the military treaty.
29 JulyThe world's largest town hall opened in Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands.


Famous birthdays in the year 1655:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 January Christian Thomasius / Philosopher / Germany
03 MayBartolomeo Cristofori / Manufacturer / Italy
04 March Fra Galgario / Painter / Italy
11 JuneAntonio Cifrondi / Painter / Italy
28 DecemberCharles Cornwallis / Politician / United Kingdom
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