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  • Stadhouder Prins Frederik HendrikStadhouder Prins Frederik Hendrik (Huis van Oranje) was from 1625 till 1647 sovereign of the Netherlands (also known as Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden)
  • End of the Iberian Union: Portugal acclaims as King João IV of Portugal, thus ending a 60 year period of personal union of the crowns of Portugal and Spain and the end of the rule of the House of Habsburg (also called the Philippine Dynasty).
  • Second Bishop's War: King Charles I's English army loses to a Scottish Covenanter force at the Battle of Newburn.
  • The Treaty of Ripon is signed, restoring peace between Scotland and Charles I of England.


Born on February 2
Died on February 2

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