1658 in History – What happened in year 1658

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

In history, year 1658 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 1658.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1658 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
08 marchAfter a devastating defeat in the Northern Wars, King Frederick III of Denmark–Norway was forced to give up nearly half his Danish territory to Sweden to save the rest.
29 mayDara Shukoh was utterly defeated by Aurangzeb in the battle of Samugarh near Agra. Dara Shikoh was the eldest son and the heir-apparent of the fifth Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. He was favoured as a successor by his father and his sister Princess Jahanara Begum Sahib, but was defeated by his younger brother Prince Muhiuddin in a bitter struggle for the imperial throne.
03 junePope Alexander VII appointed François de Laval as vicarapostolic of New France.
25 juneAnglo-Spanish War-English colonial forces repelled a Spanish attack in the largest battle ever fought on Jamaica.
31 julyHaving defeating his brothers in a war of succession, Aurangzebwas crowned the sixth Mughal Emperor.
29 MayAurangzeb defeated Dara Shikoh at the Battle of Samugarh.
14 JuneBritish and French forces defeated Spain in the Battle of the Dunes.
05 JulyThe Mughal ruler Aurangzeb imprisoned his elder brother Murad Bakhsh.
14 FebruaryAfter Shah Jahan, Dara Shikoh defeated Shah Shuja in the battle of Bahadurpur to take over the power of Delhi.


Famous birthdays in the year 1658:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
05 March Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac / Politician / France
18 February Charles-Irénée Castel de Saint-Pierre / Author / France
19 AprilJohann Wilhelm / King / Germany
22 AprilGiuseppe Torelli / Violinist / Italy
25 JulyArchibald Campbell / General / Scotland
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