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Heads of State · Nekrolog

Ranuccio II Farnese, Duke of Parma and Piacenza
Ranuccio II Farnese becomes Duke of Parma and Piacenza .
Elector Friedrich Wilhelm with his first wife Luise Henriette von Nassau-Oranien, painting by Gerrit van Honthorst (1647)
Friedrich Wilhelm von Brandenburg marries Luise Henriette von Orange .
Bremen market square around 1640;  Schütting (left) depicted too large, pillory in the foreground
With the Linz diploma , Bremen becomes a free imperial city .
1646 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1094/95 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1638/39 (September 10-11)
Bengali solar calendar 1051/52 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2189/90 (southern Buddhism); 2188/89 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 72nd (73rd) cycle

Year of the fire dog丙戌 ( at the beginning of the year wood rooster 乙酉)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1008/09 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 3979/80 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 1024/25 (around March 21)
Islamic calendar 1055/56 (February 16-17)
Jewish calendar 5406/07 (9/10 September)
Coptic calendar 1362/63 (September 10-11)
Malayalam calendar 821/822
Seleucid era Babylon: 1956/57 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1957/58 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1702/03 (April)


Politics and world events

Thirty Years' War

Philipp Christoph von Sötern

Republic of Venice / Ottoman Empire

Other events in Italy

British Islands


American colonies

  • Petrus Stuyvesant is appointed Director General of Nieuw Nederland and takes his oath of office on July 28th. Then he makes his way to the colony.
  • The Second English Powhatan War ends with the complete defeat and almost complete annihilation of the Powhatan against the English settlers of the colony of Jamestown , Virginia. The peace treaty provides for a strict border between the two peoples, which can only be crossed with special permission.


Winter landscape
Gressenicher mill


Friedrich Wilhelm , Elector of Brandenburg , marries the eldest daughter of the governor Friedrich Heinrich von Orange , Luise Henriette von Orange , on December 7th in The Hague .


The order of the Long Parliament elaborate confession of Westminster is part of the Westminster Standards of the Westminster Assembly decided.

Historical maps and views

The Godesburg before it was destroyed (Merian engraving from 1646)
World map 1646, Pieter van den Keere


First half of the year

Second half of the year

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Exact date of birth unknown


Tomb for Francesco Erizzo in the Church of San Martino in Venice
Tombstone Elias Holls
Grave of Empress Maria Anna

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