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Decades: 1620s  1630s  1640s  - 1650s -  1660s  1670s  1680s

Years: 1647 1648 1649 - 1650 - 1651 1652 1653
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Year 1650 (MDCL) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar, or a common year starting on Tuesday (Julian-1650) of the 10-day slower Julian calendar.

Events of 1650[]

April 27: Battle of Carbisdale.


  • April 27Battle of Carbisdale: A Royalist army invades mainland Scotland from the Orkney Islands but is defeated by a Covenanter army.
  • May – The New Model Army is decimated at the siege of Clonmel.
  • June 9 The Harvard Corporation, the more powerful of the two administrative boards of Harvard, is established (the first legal corporation in the Americas).
  • June 23 – Claimant King Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland arrives in Scotland, the only of the three Kingdoms that has accepted him as ruler.


Palio horseraces.


  • September 29Henry Robinson opens his Office of Addresses and Encounters (the first historically documented dating service) in Threadneedle Street, London.
  • November 4William III of Orange becomes Prince of the House of Orange the moment of his birth, succeeding his father who had died a few days earlier. He doesn't become stadtholder, so the United Provinces become a true republic.
  • December 25 – Thomas Cooper, former Usher of Gresham's School, England, is hanged as a Royalist rebel.


  • The first modern Palio horserace is held in Siena.
  • Puritans chop down the original Glastonbury Thorn.
  • Captain James Hind makes an abortive attempt to seize power in England.
  • Jews are allowed to return to France and England.
  • Cafés begin to become popular in Europe.
  • Three-wheeled wheelchairs are used in Nuremberg.
  • The Age of Discovery ends.
  • Ann Greene, who had been hanged for infanticide in Edinburgh, wakes up on an autopsy table; she is pardoned.


  • Abyssinia deports Portuguese diplomats and missionaries.
  • Einkommende Zeitungen becomes the first German newspaper (cancelled 1918).
  • The town of Sharon, Massachusetts is founded.
  • Estimation: Istanbul becomes the largest city of the world, taking the lead from Beijing.[1]

Ongoing events[]


1650 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1650

Ab urbe condita 2403
Armenian calendar 1099
Bahá'í calendar -194 – -193
Buddhist calendar 2194
Coptic calendar 1366 – 1367
Ethiopian calendar 1642 – 1643
Hebrew calendar 5410 5411
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1705 – 1706
 - Shaka Samvat 1572 – 1573
 - Kali Yuga 4751 – 4752
Holocene calendar 11650
Iranian calendar 1028 – 1029
Islamic calendar 1059 – 1061
Japanese calendar Keian 3

(慶安 3年)

 - Imperial Year Kōki 2310
Julian calendar 1695
Korean calendar 3983
Thai solar calendar 2193


People of the year 1650 at Familypedia

125 people were born in 1650

 FatherMotherAge mother at birth
Geert Jans (c1650-1693)Jan (bef1650-)
Benjamin Abell (1650-1699)Robert Abell (1605-1663)Joanna Hyde (1610-1672)
Sandabhatt Agashe
Martha Allen (1650-1692)Andrew Allen (1618-1690)Faith Ingalls (1622-1690)
Hannah Allyn (c1650-1745)Robert Allyn (1608-1683)Sara Gager (1618-1683)
Jean-Claude Asselin (1650-1720)
Abigail Atwood (1647-1698)John Atwood (1614-1675)Sarah Masterson (1620-1714)
Edward Baker (1650-1691)Edward Baker (c1619-1687)Joan Lane (1618-1693)
Pieter Bakker Paaij (c1650-aft1689)
Henry Barnes (1650-1675)
John Batchelder (1650-1684)John Batchelder (c1603-1675)Elizabeth Dickenson (1614-1675)
James Bayley (1650-1706)John Bayley (1613-1691)Eleanor Emery (1624-1700)
Martha Beach (1650-1711)Richard Beach (1620-1674)Martha Beach (c1624-)
Daniel Bigelow (1650-1715)John Bigelow (1617-1703)Mary Warren (1624-1691)
Hendrik Bisseling (c1650-)
... further results

65 children were born to the 50 women born in 1650

56 people died in 1650

 FatherMotherAge at death
Richard Arderne (1605-1650)Richard Arderne (c1564-)
Ludwig I. von Anhalt-Köthen (1579-1650)Joachim Ernst von Anhalt-Dessau (1536-1586)Eleonore von Württemberg (1552-1618)
Dorothy Bishop (1570-1650)Matthew Bishop (1534-1574)Elizabeth Young (1538-1574)
Maria Magdalena Borinie von Lhota (c1590-c1650)
Love Brewster (1611-1650)William Brewster (1567-1644)Mary Brewster (1569-1627)
Nathaniel Briscoe (1629-c1650)Nathaniel Briscoe (1595-1651)Elizabeth Honor (1600-1642)21
Šebestian Broum von Miřetice (c1590-c1650)
Abraham Brown (1579-1650)Edmund BrowneMary Cramphorne
Lydia Chandler (1614-1650)Edmund Chandler (1582-1662)Elizabeth Alden (1591-1683)
Benjamin Chapman (1621-1650)William Chapman (1560-1626)Catherine Carew (1562-)
William Child (1596-1650)Wolstone Childe (1572-1601)Ellen Empson (1570-1616)
Iancu Costin (c1590-1650)
Judith De Langley (1588-1650)Thomas De Langley (1548-1600)Ann Denison (1552-1595)
Hester Dewsbury (c1605-1653)William Dewsbury (1580-1625)
Sarah Garfield (1616-1650)Edward Garfield (1583-1672)Sarah Lilley (1589-1626)
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4036 people lived in 1650

Cornelis Robberts (1645-1708)Jan Robberts
Anna Egges (c1630-aft1667)Egge JanszAnna Jans
Anna Jans (1645-1705)Jan
Antonius Cornellii (c1630-aft1671)CorneliusAntonia Laurenti (c1600-?)
Claes Dircksz (bef1640-c1667)Dirck Coop (c1580-1653)Griet Germents (bef1595-aft1663)
Dieuwer Claas (c1615-1679)Claas
Elisabeth Joannis (1645-)Joannis
Geert Jans (c1650-1693)Jan (bef1650-)
Griet Germents (bef1595-aft1663)Gerbrand JacobszGuijrte Hillebrants
Maartje Cornelis (c1633-1661)Cornelis
Maria Jacobi (c1632-aft1671)Jacob (bef1632-)
Meindert Claas (c1633-aft1667)Claas Willebrods
Neeltje Dircks (c1645-1714)Dirck (bef1645-)
Anna Egges (c1635-aft1677)Egge JansAnna Jans
Hendrik Aalberdink (1639-1671)Teunis Aalberdink (?-?)
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Events of the year 1650 at Familypedia

103 people were married in 1650.

 Joined with
Jonathan Adams (1620-1690)Joane Close (1607-1650) + Elizabeth Russell (1620-) + Elizabeth Holman (1644-1712)
Joseph Adams (1626-1694)Abigail Baxter (1634-1692)
Thomas Adgate (c1620-1707)Elizabeth Unknown (1625-c1654)+Mary Marvin (c1628-1713)
Lydia Allen (1624-1709)John Benjamin (1620-1706)
Laurens Andriessen Van Boskerck (c1625-1694)Jannetje Jans (-1692)
Mary Ansell (c1629-1713)Joseph Lathrop (1624-1702)
Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury (1621-1683)Margaret Coventry (bef1624-1649)+Frances Cecil (1633-1652)+Margaret Spencer (1627-1693)
Thomas Ballard (c1630-1689)Anne Thomas (c1630-1678)+Alice Hilliard
Martha Barlow (1632-1698)James Beers (1628-1698)
Mary Barron (1628-1715)Daniel Warren (1628-1716)
James Beers (1628-1698)Martha Barlow (1632-1698)
John Benjamin (1620-1706)Lydia Allen (1624-1709)
Barbara Borsita von Martinitz (1602-1656)Sezima Johann von Vrtba (1578-1648) + Christian Wilhelm von Hohenzollern (1587-1665)
William Bradford (1624-1704)Alice Richards (1629-1671) + Mary Fitch (c1635-1675) + Mary Atwood (1642-1715)
Nathaniel Brewster (1620-1690)Abigail Reymes (1621-1654) + Sarah Ludlow (1625-1665)
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There were 1 military battles in 1650.

 Event date
Battle of Dunbar (1650)3 September 1650
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