What Happened in May 1669

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May 31 Citing poor eyesight, English civil servant Samuel Pepys records the last event in his famous diary

Diarist Samuel Pepys
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Samuel Pepys

Famous Birthdays

  • May 26 Sébastien Vaillant, French botanist (d. 1722)

Famous Deaths

  • May 2 Pieter Jansz Post, master builder (Waag, Gouda), dies at 61
  • May 14 Georges de Scudéry, French writer and dramatist (L'Amour tyrannique), dies at 65
  • May 16 Pietro da Cortona, [Berrettini], painter/architect, dies
  • May 16 Reyer Anslo, writer/poet, dies at about 42
  • May 20 Joris van der Hagen, landscape painter, dies
  • May 24 Pieter Cuypers, South Neth lawyer, dies at 48