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  • Stadhouder Prins Frederik Hendrik (Huis van Oranje) was from 1625 till 1647 sovereign of the Netherlands (also known as Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden)
  • January 14 » The "Fundamental Orders", the first written constitution that created a government, is adopted in Connecticut.
  • March 13 » Harvard College is named after clergyman John Harvard.
  • April 14 » Imperial forces are defeated by the Swedes at the Battle of Chemnitz. The Swedish victory prolongs the Thirty Years' War and allows them to advance into Bohemia.
  • August 22 » Madras (now Chennai), India, is founded by the British East India Company on a sliver of land bought from local Nayak rulers.



Born on August 18

Died on August 18

Names that were popular for boys in 1639
  • Jan
  • Joannes
  • Cornelis
  • Pieter
  • Petrus
  • John
  • Jacob
  • Jean
  • Johannes
  • Willem
  • Thomas
  • Pierre
  • Hendrik
  • Jacobus
  • Johann
Names that were popular for girls in 1639
  • Maria
  • Anna
  • Catharina
  • Elisabeth
  • Marie
  • Mary
  • Joanna
  • Elizabeth
  • Neeltje
  • Cornelia
  • Anne
  • Margaretha
  • Catherine
  • Barbara
  • Jeanne