What Happened in 1666

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Significant Events

  • Sep 5 Great Fire of London ends, leaving 13,200 houses destroyed and 8 dead
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World Leaders in 1666

Famous People in 1666

Famous People Born in 1666

  • Feb 9 George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney, British soldier (d. 1737)
  • Feb 15 Antonio M Valsalva, Italian anatomist (eardrums, glottis)
  • Mar 15 George Bähr, German architect (Frauenkirche, Dresden) (d. 1738)
  • Apr 17 Francois Valentijn, Dutch vicar/writer
  • Apr 25 Johann Heinrich Buttstett, composer
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Famous Weddings

  • Sep 23 Princess Maria of Orange-Nassau marries Mauritius earl of Simmeren

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 18 Adriaen A Bloemaert, Dutch landscape painter, dies at about 56
  • Jan 20 Anna of Austria, queen of France/daughter of Philip III, dies at 64
  • Jan 24 Johann Andreas Herbst, composer, dies at 77
  • Feb 1 Sjihab al-Din Sultan C Shah Djahan, mogol of India (Taj-Mahal), dies
  • Feb 24 Nicholas Lanier, composer, dies at 77
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