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1654Louis XIV crowned King of France

1654French mathematician, scientist, and religious philosopher Blaise Pascal experiences an intense, mystical vision that marks him for life.

1654 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 7
Fire after heavy storm destroys two thirds of De Rijp Netherlands, 1 person dies 
Jan 26
Portuguese troops conquer last Dutch base on Recife 
Apr 12
Ordinance of Union between England and Scotland passed by the Council of State 
Apr 15
England & Netherlands sign peace treaty 
Apr 21
England & Sweden sign trade agreement 
Apr 26
Jews are expelled from Brazil 
May 3
Bridge at Rowley Mass begins charging tolls for animals 
May 13
Venetian fleet under Adm Adeler beats Turkish 
Jun 6
Queen Christina of Sweden resigns & converts to Catholicism 
Jun 7
Louis XIV crowned King of France 
Jul 20
Anglo-Portuguese treaty, Portugal comes under English control 
Aug 5
French troops occupy Stenay 
Aug 22
Jacob Barsimson arrives in New Amsterdam (modern day Manhattan) aboard the Peartree, one ot the first Jewish colonists 
Aug 24
Louis II Condé disbands ends of Atrecht 
Sep 16
Russian troops occupy Smolensk on Poland 
Sep 25
England & Denmark sign trade agreement 
Oct 12
The Delft Explosion (gunpowder) devastates the city in the Netherlands, killing more than 100. 
Oct 15
Prince Willem III appointed viceroy of Overijssel 
Nov 21
Richard Johnson, a free black, granted 550 acres in Virginia 
Nov 23
French mathematician, scientist, and religious philosopher Blaise Pascal experiences an intense, mystical vision that marks him for life. 
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