What Happened in 1669

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Historical Events

  • Feb 1 French King Louis XIV limits freedom of religion
  • Mar 11 Volcano Etna in Italy erupts killing 15,000
  • Mar 25 Mount Etna in Sicily erupts, destroying Nicolosi, killing 20,000
  • May 31 Citing poor eyesight, English civil servant Samuel Pepys records the last event in his famous diary
  • Jun 19 Polish parliament selects Litouwer Michael Wisniopwiecki as king
  • Jul 6 LaSalle leaves Montreal to explore Ohio River
  • Jul 21 John Locke's Constitution of English colony Carolina is approved
  • Sep 6 The siege of Candia ends with the Venetian fortress surrendering to the Ottomans.
  • Dec 20 1st jury trial in Delaware; Marcus Jacobson condemned for insurrection & sentenced to flogging, branding & slavery
  • Dec 31 France & Brandenburg sign secret treaty

Did You Know?

Citing poor eyesight, English civil servant Samuel Pepys records the last event in his famous diary

On May 31, 1669


World Leaders in 1669

Famous People in 1669

Famous People Born in 1669

  • Feb 1 Miguel Lopez, Spanish composer and organist, born in Villarroya de la Sierra (d. 1723)
  • Feb 2 Louis Marchand, French baroque composer and organist (d. 1732)
  • May 26 S√©bastien Vaillant, French botanist (d. 1722)
  • Jun 24 Francois van Aerssen, Dutch vice-admiral (Suriname/Algeria)
  • Jun 30 Mauritius Vogt, composer, born in K√∂nigshofen, Bavaria (d. 1730)
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