1651 in history

1651 events chronologically

Jan 1 Charles II is crowned King of Scotland
Feb 22 St. Peter's Flood: A storm surge floods the Frisian coast, drowning 15,000 people
Jun 28 The Battle of Beresteczko between Poland and Ukraine starts
Jun 30 The Deluge: Khmelnytsky Uprising – the Battle of Beresteczko ends with a Polish victory
Sep 3 Third English Civil War: Battle of Worcester: Charles II of England is defeated in the last main battle of the war

Top 7 most famous people born in 1651

Apr 10 Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus a German mathematician, physicist, physician, and philosopher. He is considered by some to have been the inventor of European porcelain, an invention long accredited to Johann Friedrich Böttger but others claim porcelain had been made by English manufacturers at an even earlier date
Apr 30 Jean-Baptiste de La Salle a French priest, educational reformer, and founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. He is a saint of the Roman Catholic church and the patron saint of teachers
Jul 12 Margaret Theresa of Spain Holy Roman Empress, German Queen, Archduchess consort of Austria, Queen consort of Hungary and Bohemia. She was the daughter of King Philip IV of Spain and his second wife Mariana of Austria. She was the elder sister of Charles II, the last of the Spanish Habsburgs. She is the central figure in the famous Las Meninas by Diego Velázquez, and subject of many of his later paintings
Aug 6 François Fénelon a French Roman Catholic archbishop, theologian, poet and writer. He today is remembered mostly as the author of The Adventures of Telemachus, first published in 1699
Sep 5 William Dampier today Australia, and the first person to circumnavigate the world three times. He has also been described as Australia's first natural historian, as well as one of the most important British explorers of the period between Sir Walter Raleigh and James Cook
Sep 16 Engelbert Kaempfer a German naturalist and physician known for his tour of Russia, Persia, India, South-East Asia, and Japan between 1683 and 1693. He wrote two books about his travels. Amoenitatum Exoticarum, published in 1712, is important for its medical observations and the first extensive description of Japanese plants. His History of Japan, published posthumously in 1727, was the chief source of Western knowledge about the country throughout the 18th century
Nov 12 Juana Inés de la Cruz Sister Juana Inés de la Cruz, O.S.H. was a self-taught scholar and poet of the Baroque school, and Hieronymite nun of New Spain, known in her lifetime as "The Tenth Muse." Although she lived in a colonial era when Mexico was part of the Spanish Empire, she is considered today both a Mexican writer and a contributor to the Spanish Golden Age, and she stands at the beginning of the history of Mexican literature in the Spanish language

Top 7 most famous people died in 1651

Jan 17 Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger a German-Italian virtuoso performer and composer of the early Baroque period. A prolific and highly original composer, Kapsberger is chiefly remembered today for his lute, theorbo and chitarrone music, which was seminal in the development of these as solo instruments
Jan 27 Abraham Bloemaert a Dutch painter and printmaker in etching and engraving. He was one of the "Haarlem Mannerists" from about 1585, but in the new century altered his style to fit new Baroque trends. He mostly painted history subjects and some landscapes
Apr 7 Lennart Torstensson a Swedish Field Marshal and military engineer.
Jun 8 Tokugawa Iemitsu the third shogun of the Tokugawa dynasty. He was the eldest son of Tokugawa Hidetada, and the grandson of Tokugawa Ieyasu. Iemitsu ruled from 1623 to 1651
Aug 20 Jeremi Wiśniowiecki a notable member of the aristocracy of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Prince of Wiśniowiec, Łubnie and Chorol in the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland and the father of the future King of Poland, Michael I.
Sep 3 Kösem Sultan one of the most powerful women in Ottoman history. Favourite consort and later wife of Ottoman Sultan Ahmed I , she achieved power and influenced the politics of the Ottoman Empire through her husband Sultan Ahmed I , then through her sons Murad IV and Ibrahim , and finally through her minor grandson Mehmed She was Valide Sultan from 1623 to 1648, when her sons Murad IV and Ibrahim reigned as Ottoman sultans. She was a prominent figure during the Sultanate of Women. She was official regent twice and was thereby one of two women to have been formal regents of the Ottoman Empire
Sep 27 Maximilian I Elector of Bavaria a Wittelsbach ruler of Bavaria and a prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire. His reign was marked by the Thirty Years' War