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1659Peace of Pyreneeen: French King Louis XIV & Spanish king Philip IV

1659Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked (according to Daniel Defoe)

1659 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 14
Battle at Elvas: Portuguese beat Spanish 
Jan 24
Pierre Corneille's "Oedipe," premieres in Paris 
Feb 11
The assault on Copenhagen by Swedish forces is beaten back with heavy losses. 
Feb 16
1st known cheque (£400) (on display at Westminster Abbey) 
Apr 22
Lord protector Cromwell disbands English parliament 
May 22
France, England & Netherlands sign "Hedges Concerto" treaty 
May 25
Richard Cromwell resigns as Lord Protector of England. Many pubs in England have since been called "Tumbeldown Dick" in his memory. 
May 31
Netherlands, England & France sign Treaty of The Hague 
Jun 29
The Russians, led by prince Trubetskoy are defeated by the Ukrainian armies of Ivan Vyhovsky in the Battle of Konotop. 
Sep 30
Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked (according to Daniel Defoe) 
Sep 30
Peter Stuyvesant of New Netherlands forbids tennis playing during religious services (1st mention of tennis in US) 
Oct 12
English Rump-government fires John Lambert & other generals 
Oct 13
Gen-major John Lambert drives out English Rump-government 
Nov 7
Peace of Pyreneeen: French King Louis XIV & Spanish king Philip IV 
Nov 17
Peace of the Pyrenees is signed between France and Spain. 
Nov 25
Michiel de Ruyter conquerors Danish city Nyborg 
Dec 8
Mexican border town Ciudad Juárez is founded by Fray García de San Francisco. 
Dec 16
General Monck demands free parliamentary election in Scotland 
Dec 26
Long Parliament reforms in Westminster 
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