1648 in history

1648 events chronologically

Jan 17 England's Long Parliament passes the "Vote of No Addresses", breaking off negotiations with King Charles I and thereby setting the scene for the second phase of the English Civil War
Jan 30 Eighty Years' War: The Treaty of Münster and Osnabrück is signed, ending the conflict between the Netherlands and Spain
May 13 Construction of the Red Fort at Delhi is completed
May 15 The Treaty of Westphalia is signed
Jun 1 The Roundheads defeat the Cavaliers at the Battle of Maidstone in the Second English Civil War
Jun 15 Margaret Jones is hanged in Boston for witchcraft in the first such execution for the Massachusetts Bay Colony
Aug 28 Siege of Colchester ended when Royalists Forces surrender to the Parliamentary Forces after eleven weeks, during the English Civil War

Top 7 most famous people born in 1648

Apr 9 Henri de Massue Earl of Galway a French Huguenot soldier and diplomat who was influential in the English service in the Nine Years' War and the War of the Spanish Succession.
Apr 26 Peter II of Portugal Regent and King of Portugal and the Algarves. He was sometimes known as o Pacífico, "the Pacific"
Aug 9 Johann Michael Bach a German composer of the Baroque period. He was the brother of Johann Christoph Bach, as well as father-in-law of Johann Sebastian Bach. He is sometimes referred to as the "Gehrener Bach" to distinguish him from the "Wuppertaler Bach", Johann Michael Bach
Oct 3 Élisabeth Sophie Chéron remembered today primarily as a French painter, but she was acclaimed in her lifetime as a gifted poet, musician, artist, and academicienne.
Oct 13 Françoise Madeleine d'Orléans born a Princess of France and was the Duchess of Savoy as the first wife of Charles Emmanuel She was a first cousin of Louis XIV as well of her husband. She was the shortest Savoyard consort dying at the age of fifteen, childless
Dec 20 Tommaso Ceva an Italian Jesuit mathematician from Milan. He was the brother of Giovanni Ceva
Dec 23 Robert Barclay a Scottish Quaker, one of the most eminent writers belonging to the Religious Society of Friends and a member of the Clan Barclay. He was also governor of the East Jersey colony in North America through most of the 1680s, although he himself never resided in the colony

Top 7 most famous people died in 1648

Feb 28 Christian IV of Denmark a monarch of the House of Oldenburg who ruled as King of Denmark-Norway from 1588 to 1648. His reign of more than 59 years is the longest of all Danish monarchs
Mar 12 Tirso de Molina a Spanish Baroque dramatist, a poet and a Roman Catholic monk.
May 20 Władysław IV Vasa a Polish and Swedish prince from the House of Vasa. He reigned as King of Poland from 8 November 1632 to his death in 1648
Aug 18 Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1640 until 1648. He was born in Istanbul the son of Ahmed I by Valide Kösem Sultan, an ethnic Greek originally named Anastasia. He was later called Ibrahim the Mad by twentieth century historians due to his reputed mental condition
Aug 20 Edward Herbert 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury an Anglo-Welsh soldier, diplomat, historian, poet and religious philosopher of the Kingdom of England.
Aug 25 Joseph Calasanz Sch.P. also known as Joseph Calasanctius and Josephus a Matre Dei, was a Spanish Catholic priest, educator and the founder of the Pious Schools, providing free education to the sons of the poor, and the Religious Order that ran them, commonly known as the Piarists. He is honored as a saint by the Catholic Church
Sep 1 Marin Mersenne a French theologian, philosopher, mathematician and music theorist, often referred to as the "father of acoustics". Mersenne was "the center of the world of science and mathematics during the first half of the 1600s."