September 1659 in history

Born in September 1659

Sep 10 Henry Purcell an English composer. Although incorporating Italian and French stylistic elements into his compositions, Purcell's legacy was a uniquely English form of Baroque music. He is generally considered to be one of the greatest English composers; no other native-born English composer approached his fame until Edward Elgar
Sep 12 Dirk Maas a Dutch Golden Age landscape painter.

Died in September 1659

Sep 5 Pieter de Carpentier a Dutch, or Flemish, administrator of the Dutch East India Company who served as Governor-General there from 1623 to 1627. The Gulf of Carpentaria in northern Australia is named after him
Sep 23 Bogusław Leszczyński a Polish noble and politician from Wielkopolska region. Traveled abroad from 1632-1636 with his tutor John Jonston, studied under Comenius
Sep 30 Giovanni Pesaro the 103rd Doge of Venice, reigning from his election on April 8, 1658 until his death. The Cretan War was ongoing for the entirety of his brief reign