What Happened in 1662

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Significant Events

  • Aug 24 Act of Uniformity requires English to accept Book of Common Prayer
  • Oct 17 Charles II of Great Britain sells Dunkirk to France for 2.5 million livres (320,000 English pounds)
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World Leaders in 1662

Famous People in 1662

Famous People Born in 1662

  • Jan 27 Richard Bentley, Oulton, scholar/controversialist
  • Feb 5 Giuseppi Vignola, composer
  • Apr 26 Maria Luisa of Orleans, queen consort of Spain (d. 1689)
  • Apr 30 Queen Mary II of England (d. 1694)
  • May 3 Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann, German architect (d. 1736)
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Famous Weddings

  • Feb 24 English Poet and author of "Paradise Lost" John Milton marries 3rd wife Elizabeth Mynshull, 31 years his junior.