1642 in History – What happened in year 1642

In history, year 1642 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 1642.

Know what happened in 1642:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
24 November A Dutch expedition led by Abel Tasman reached present-dayTasmania, Australia.
13 NovemberFirst English Civil War-The Royalist army engaged the much larger Parliamentarian army at the Battle of Turnham Green near Turnham Green, Middlesex.
17 MayThe Société Notre-Dame de Montréal founded a permanentmission known as Ville-Marie (Notre-Dame Church pictured), whicheventually grew into the city of Montreal.
22 AugustKing Charles I of England raised the royal standard at Nottingham, marking the beginning of the First English Civil War.
24 NovemberA Dutch expedition led by Abel Tasman reached present-dayTasmania, Australia.
13 NovemberFirst English Civil War-The Royalist army engaged the muchlarger Parliamentarian army at the Battle of Turnham Green near Turnham Green, Middlesex.
24 NovemberA Dutch expedition led by Abel Tasman reached present-dayTasmania, Australia.
17 MayThe Société Notre-Dame de Montréal founded a permanent mission known as Ville-Marie, which eventually grew into the city of Montreal.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1642:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 January Mehmed IV / Sultan / Turkey
06 DecemberJohann Christoph Bach / Composer / Germany
11 January Johann Friedrich Alberti / Composer / Germany
15 AprilSuleiman II / Sultan / Turkey
18 February Marie Champmeslé / Actress / France
20 JuneGeorge Hickes / Scholar / United Kingdom
21 AprilSimon de la Loubère / Poet / France
23 SeptemberGiovanni Maria Bononcini / Violinist / Italy
25 DecemberIsaac Newton / Physicist / United Kingdom
30 DecemberVincenzo da Filicaja / Poet / Italy

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