What Happened in August 1661

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Historical Events

  • Aug 6 The Treaty of The Hague is signed whereby the Dutch Republic sells New Holland (Brazil) for 63 tonnes of gold to Portugal

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 6 Jacqueline-M-A the Sainte Madeleine Arnauld, French abbess, dies
  • Aug 7 Jin Shengtan, Chinese editor, writer and critic (b. 1608)
  • Aug 16 Thomas Fuller, British scholar, preacher and historian (History of the Worthies of Britain), dies of typhus fever at 53
  • Aug 26 Louis Couperin, composer, dies