1659 in History – What happened in year 1659

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

In history, year 1659 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 1659.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1659 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
02 februaryJan van Riebeeck, the founder of Cape Town, produced the first bottle of South African wine .
15 juneAurangzeb declared as the Emperor at Delhi. Aurangzeb was the sixth Mughal Emperor and ruled over most of the Indian subcontinent. His reign lasted for 49 years from 1658 until his death in 1707.Aurangzeb was a notable expansionist and during his reign, the Mughal Empire reached its greatest extent.
29 juneRusso-Polish War: The hetman of Ukraine Ivan Vyhovsky and hisallies defeated the armies of Russian Tsardom led by Aleksey Trubetskoyat the Battle of Konotop in the present-day Sumy Oblast of Ukraine.
05 JuneThe Mughal ruler Aurangzeb officially ascended the throne of Delhi.
30 AugustDara Shikoh was hanged by Aurangzeb.
05 JanuaryAurangzegb defeated Shah Shuja in the Battle of Khajwah.
14 JanuaryPortugal defeated Spain in the Battle of Elvas.
14 AprilAurangzeb defeated Dara in the Battle of Delhi rule.


Famous birthdays in the year 1659:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 February Jacob Roggeveen / Explorer / Netherlands
01 AugustSebastiano Ricci / Painter / Italy
03 JuneDavid Gregory / Astronomer / United Kingdom
10 SeptemberHenry Purcell / Composer / United Kingdom
17 January Antonio Veracini / Violinist / Italy
18 January Damaris Cudworth Masham / Philosopher / United Kingdom
18 JulyHyacinthe Rigaud / Painter / France
22 OctoberGeorg Ernst Stahl / Physician / Germany
27 February William Sherard / Botanist / United Kingdom
28 JulyCharles Ancillon / Diplomat / France
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