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Notable Historical Events - 1656

1656Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn declares he is insolvent

1656Blaise Pascal publishes the first of his Lettres provinciales.

1656 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 8
Oldest surviving commercial newspaper begins (Haarlem, Netherlands) 
Jan 17
Brandenburg & Sweden sign Treaty of Königsberg 
Jan 23
Blaise Pascal publishes the first of his Lettres provinciales. 
Jan 24
1st Jewish doctor in US, Jacob Lumbrozo, arrives in Maryland 
Feb 22
New Amsterdam granted a Jewish burial site 
Mar 13
Jews are denied the right to build a synagogue in New Amsterdam 
Apr 10
Dutch fleet occupiers Colombo Ceylon 
Jun 20
Polish King Jan II Casimir recaptures Warsaw 
Jul 1
1st Quakers (Mary Fisher/Ann Austin) arrives in Boston (arrested) 
Jul 18
-20] Battle at Warsaw: Swedish king Karel X Gustaafbeats Johan II Kasimir & occupies Warsaw 
Jul 26
Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn declares he is insolvent 
Sep 15
England & France sign peace treaty 
Sep 19
Treaty of Labiau: Sweden gives Prussia, Brandenburg 
Sep 22
All female jury hears case of woman who killed her child (acquit her) 
Oct 2
British north American colony of Connecticut passes law against Quakers 
Oct 24
Treaty of Vilnius: Russia & Poland sign anti-Swedish covenant 
Nov 3
Treaty of Vilnius Russia/Poland sign anti-Swedish covenant [NS] 
Dec 1
Germany promises Poland aid against Sweden 
Dec 14
Artificial pearls 1st manufactured by M Jacquin in Paris made of gypsum pellets covered with fish scales 
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