1656 in History – What happened in year 1656

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

In history, year 1656 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 1656.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1656 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
30 julyLed by King Charles X Gustav, the armies of Sweden and Brandenburg defeated the forces of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth near Warsaw.


Famous birthdays in the year 1656:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 NovemberGeorg Reutter / Organist / Austria
06 AugustClaude de Forbin / General / France
06 SeptemberGuillaume Dubois / Politician / France
08 NovemberEdmond Halley / Astronomer / United Kingdom
10 OctoberNicolas de Largillière / Painter / France
10 AprilRené Lepage de Sainte-Claire / Settler / France
14 SeptemberThomas Baker / Author / United Kingdom
26 March Nicolaas Hartsoeker / Mathematician / Netherlands
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