Chronology of events 1632--1653

  • A date of January 1 in a given year indicates that the year is certain but the month and day are not.
  • Exceptions are public appointments to Deft's city offices, which took effect on January 1 of each year.
Date
January 1, 1632 Verponding 1632-1654 paid by various family members as noted
October 24, 1632 Born on Oosteinde
October 31, 1632 Jan Vermeer baptized in Nieuwe Kerk
November 4, 1632 Baptized in Nieuwe Kerk
January 1, 1633 Adrian Metius' Manuale arithmeticae & geometrice practicae published
April 24, 1633 uncle Jan Jacobs van den Berch married Annetje Claes Brugmans
November 13, 1633 cousin Jannitgen Huijchs Leeuwenhoek (1633-1681) baptized
March 5, 1634 great-uncle Jan Philips Leeuwenhoek married Geertruijt Arijens
April 9, 1634 wife Cornelia Johannes Swalmius (1634-1694) baptized in Valkenburg
July 23, 1634 aunt Cornelia Jacobs van den Berch married Simon Elsevier
October 1, 1634 aunt Catharina Jacobs van den Berch married Pieter Maurits Douchy
July 27, 1636 cousin Pieter Abrahams Hogenhouck married Catharijna Harmens van Ruijven
August 10, 1636 co-worker Daniel Bogaert baptized
April 30, 1637 cousin Adriaan Maertens Hogenhouck buried in Nieuwe Kerk
May 24, 1637 sister Catharina Philips Leeuwenhoek (1637- after 1684) baptized
May 31, 1637 cousin Margaretha (Grietjen) Huijchs Leeuwenhoek (1637-1702) baptized
November 26, 1637 aunt Annetje Jacobs van den Berch married Maerten Terseyden
December 1, 1637 father Philips Thonis Leeuwenhoek made a will in Den Haag
January 1, 1638 Haardstedenregister paid by various family members as noted.
January 1, 1638 cousin Abraham Maertens Hogenhouck (1580-1641) appointed to Veertigraad
January 8, 1638 father Philips Thonis Leeuwenhoek buried in Nieuwe Kerk
March 10, 1638 cousin Jacob Maertens Hogenhouck buried in Oude Kerk
March 15, 1638 Regular canal boat service begun between Delft and Leiden
October 15, 1638 great-uncle Maarten Sebastians van den Berch buried in Oude Kerk
January 1, 1639 cousin Abraham Maertens Hogenhouck (1580-1641) appointed magistrate
November 17, 1639 cousin Pieter Abrahams Hogenhouck purchased house on Koornmarkt
December 1, 1640 mother Margriete Jacobs van den Berch married Jacob de Molijn
January 1, 1641 cousin Cornelis Maertens Hogenhouck (-1656) appointed to Veertigraad
January 1, 1641 Began attending school in Warmond
July 15, 1641 cousin Abraham Maertens Hogenhouck buried in Oude Kerk
January 1, 1643 cousin Pieter Abrahams Hogenhouck appointed to Veertigraad
February 10, 1643 great-aunt Neeltje Jacobs van Adrichem buried in Nieuwe Kerk
April 2, 1643 grandfather Thonis Phillips Leeuwenhoek (-1643) made will
May 8, 1643 sister Margrieta Philips Leeuwenhoek married step-brother Jan Jacobs de Molijn
May 12, 1643 grandfather Thonis Phillips Leeuwenhoek buried in Nieuwe Kerk
January 1, 1644 Rene Descartes' Principia philosophiae (Principles of Philosophy) published
March 11, 1644 great-uncle Johan Sebastians van den Berch buried in Oude Kerk
January 1, 1645 cousin Cornelis Maertens Hogenhouck (-1656) appointed magistrate
February 9, 1645 nephew Philips Jans de Molijn (1645 - ) baptized
January 1, 1646 Apprenticed with his uncle in Benthuizen
May 8, 1646 father-in-law Elias de Meij buried in Nieuwe Kerk
May 12, 1647 niece Margrieta Jans de Molijn (1647 - ) baptized
October 8, 1647 sister Geertruijt Philips Leeuwenhoek married Jan (Johannes) Michiels van Schuijlenburg
January 1, 1648 Apprenticed at 16 in Amsterdam to Scottish linen merchant William Davidson
January 18, 1649 great-aunt Aaltge Sebastians van den Berch made will
May 2, 1649 stepfather Jacob Jans de Molijn (1594-1649) buried in Oude Kerk
May 3, 1649 great-aunt Aaltge Sebastians van den Berch buried in Oude Kerk
June 29, 1649 great-aunt Aaltge Sebastians van den Berch's estate distributed
July 13, 1649 great-aunt Aaltge Sebastians van den Berch's estate divided
October 4, 1650 sister Neeltje Philips Leeuwenhoek buried in Nieuwe Kerk
December 21, 1650 In 2nd stadthouderless period, Delft granted charter for an independent Veertigraad
August 2, 1651 niece Maria Elsevier married Jan Strick
October 28, 1651 cousin Maerten Huijchs Leeuwenhoek married Jennitgen (Johanna) Vosmaer
January 1, 1652 mentor William Davidson remarried and moved to Nieuwe Eylant
March 31, 1652 cousin Lambrecht Huijchs Leeuwenhoek married Adriaentgen Cornelis van Spaendonck
June 4, 1652 wife's great-uncle Elezaar Hendriks Swalmius buried
April 5, 1653 Jan (Johannes) Reijniers Vermeer married Catharina Bolnes
April 9, 1653 cousin Lambrecht's son Anthonij Lambrechts Leeuwenhoek (1653-1671) baptized
May 5, 1653 Got power of attorney for William Davidson during first Anglo-Dutch war (1652-54)
November 23, 1653 cousin Magdaleentje (Helena) Maertens Leeuwenhoek (1653-1720) baptized