What Happened in 1668

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Historical Events

  • Jan 19 King Louis XIV & Emperor Leopold I sign treaty dividing Spain
  • Jan 23 England, Netherlands & Sweden sign Triple Alliance against French
  • Feb 7 Dutch Prince William III dances in premiere of "Ballet of Peace"
  • Feb 13 Treaty of Lisbon: Spain recognizes Portugal
  • Feb 23 Fire in the Hofburg in Vienna, emperor Leopold I rescued
  • Mar 25 1st horse race in America takes place
  • Mar 26 England takes control of Bombay, India
  • Mar 27 English king Charles II gives Bombay to East India Company
  • Apr 13 John Dryden (36) appointed first English poet laureate by Charles II
  • May 2 Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle/1st peace of Aachen: ends War of Devolution, French-Spanish war in The Netherlands
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World Leaders in 1668

Famous People in 1668

Famous People Born in 1668

  • Jan 8 Jean Gilles, French composer, born in Tarascon (d. 1705)
  • Mar 5 Francesco Gasparini, composer
  • Mar 29 Thomas Coram, Founder of the Foundling Hospital (d. 1751)
  • Apr 14 Magnus Julius De la Gardie, Swedish General (d. 1741)
  • Apr 20 Yuri Troubetzkoy, Governor of Belgorod (d. 1739)
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Famous Deaths

  • Feb 21 John Thurloe, English Puritan spy (b. 1616)
  • Mar 27 Clemens Thieme, German composer, dies at 36
  • Apr 7 William Davenant, English poet (b. 1606)
  • May 23 Philips Wouwerman, Haarlems painter, buried
  • Jun 20 Heinrich Roth, German Sanskrit scholar (b. 1620)
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