1648 in History – What happened in year 1648

In history, year 1648 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 1648.

Know what happened in 1648:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
24 OctoberThe second treaty of the Peace of Westphalia, the Treaty of Münster, was signed, ending both the Thirty Years' War and the DutchRevolt, and officially recognizing the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands and Swiss Confederation as independent states.
01 JuneSecond English Civil War - Parliamentarian troops defeated Royalist forces in the Battle of Maidstone.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1648:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 February Elkanah Settle / Poet / United Kingdom
02 JulyArp Schnitger / Builder / Germany
04 AprilGrinling Gibbons / Sculptor / United Kingdom
07 AprilJohn Sheffield / Politician / United Kingdom
09 AprilHenri de Massue / Soldier / France
11 AugustJeremiah Shepard / Politician / United States of America
16 NovemberCharles Duncombe / Politician / United Kingdom
18 AprilJeanne Guyon / Author / France

More years: 1608 | 1618 | 1628 | 1638 | 1648 | 1658 | 1668 | 1678 | 1688 | 1698 || 1548 | 1648 | 1748 | 1848 | 1948

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