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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)
  • May 5 » King Charles I of England dissolves the Short Parliament.
  • August 28 » Second Bishop's War: King Charles I's English army loses to a Scottish Covenanter force at the Battle of Newburn.
  • October 26 » The Treaty of Ripon is signed, restoring peace between Covenanter Scotland and King Charles.
  • December 1 » End of the Iberian Union: Portugal acclaims as King João IV of Portugal, ending 59 years of personal union of the crowns of Portugal and Spain and the end of the rule of the Philippine Dynasty.



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Names that were popular for boys in 1640
  • Jan
  • Cornelis
  • Jacob
  • Pieter
  • Willem
  • Joannes
  • Hendrik
  • Gerrit
  • Jean
  • Petrus
  • Johannes
  • Claes
  • Leendert
  • Peter
  • John
Names that were popular for girls in 1640
  • Maria
  • Anna
  • Catharina
  • Neeltje
  • Elisabeth
  • Marie
  • Cornelia
  • Trijntje
  • Joanna
  • Grietje
  • Margaretha
  • Mary
  • Jannetje
  • Lijsbeth
  • Anne