1657 in History – What happened in year 1657

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

In history, year 1657 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 1657.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1657 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
20 aprilAnglo-Spanish War An English fleet under Admiral Robert Blake attacked a Spanish treasure fleet at Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Spanish Canary Islands.
27 decemberCitizens of New Netherland presented the Flushing Remonstrance To Director-General Peter Stuyvesant, requesting an exemption to his banon Quaker worship.
03 OctoberFrench troops occupied Madrid.
05 DecemberShah Jahan's younger son Murad proclaimed himself king.


Famous birthdays in the year 1657:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 March Samuel Werenfels / Author / Switzerland
04 OctoberFrancesco Solimena / Painter / Italy
11 February Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle / Poet / France
15 DecemberMichel Richard Delalande / Composer / France
18 March Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni / Composer / Italy
18 AugustFerdinando Galli-Bibiena / Painter / Italy
24 March Arai Hakuseki / Politician / Japan
25 JulyPhilipp Heinrich Erlebach / Composer / Germany
26 NovemberWilliam Derham / Philosopher / United Kingdom

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1657:

YearName / Profession / Country
14 MaySambhaji / Emperor / India
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