1639 in History – What happened in year 1639

In history, year 1639 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 1639.

Know what happened in 1639:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
22 AugustThe East India Company bought a small strip of land on what istoday Chennai, the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, fromthe King of the Vijayanagara Empire, Peda Venkata Raya.
04 DecemberEnglish astronomer Jeremiah Horrocks made the first observationof a transit of Venus.
04 DecemberEnglish astronomer Jeremiah Horrocks made the first observation of a transit of Venus.
22 AugustThe East India Company bought a small strip of land on what is today Chennai, the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, from the King of the Vijayanagara Empire, Peda Venkata Raya.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1639:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 AprilAlessandro Stradella / Composer / Italy
14 OctoberSimon van der Stel / Politician / Netherlands
17 SeptemberHans Herr / Bishop / Switzerland
20 March Ivan Mazepa / Diplomat / Ukraine
21 JuneIncrease Mather / Author / United States of America
22 DecemberJean Racine / Poet / France
29 SeptemberWilliam Russell / Politician / United Kingdom

More years: 1609 | 1619 | 1629 | 1639 | 1649 | 1659 | 1669 | 1679 | 1689 | 1699 || 1539 | 1639 | 1739 | 1839 | 1939

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