What Happened in 1670

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Historical Events


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Jan 18th British privateer Sir Henry Morgan captures Panama

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  • Feb 14th Roman Catholic emperor Leopold I chases Jews out of Vienna
  • Feb 17th France & Bavaria sign military assistance treaty
  • Feb 27th Jews expelled from Austria by order of Leopold I
  • Apr 29th Pope Clemens X elected

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May 2nd King Charles II gives royal charter to the Hudson's Bay Company

  • Jun 1st English King Charles II & French King Louis XIV sign secret anti-Dutch treaty
  • Jul 25th Austrian Emperor Leopold I expels 4,000 Jews from Vienna
  • Jul 25th Don Juan Domingo Zuniga y Fonseca becomes gov-gen of Southern Neth
  • Oct 1st -4] Battle at Simbirsk a/d Wolga: Russian army beats Boers
  • Nov 28th Pierre Corneille's "Tite et Berenice" premieres in Paris
  • Dec 31st France & England sign Boyne-treaty

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 24th William Congreve, English playwright (d. 1729)
  • Feb 10th Norbert van Flowers, [Cephalus], Flemish painter
  • Feb 10th William Congreve, England, writer (Old Bachelor, Way of the World)
  • Feb 14th Georg Gabriel Schutz, composer
  • Feb 28th Benjamin Wadsworth, American President of Harvard University (d. 1737)
  • Apr 24th Christian Ludwig Boxberg, composer
  • May 8th Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, English soldier (d. 1726)
  • May 12th Frederick Augustus I/ August II, the Strong, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland (reputed to have sired 355 children) (d. 1733)
  • Jul 18th Giovanni Battista Bononcini, Italian (opera)composer
  • Jul 19th Richard Leveridge, English bass and composer (d. 1758)
  • Aug 21st James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick, French military leader (d. 1734)
  • Nov 30th John Toland, Irish philosopher (d. 1722)
  • Dec 4th John Aislabie, English politician (d. 1742)
  • Dec 7th John Aislabie, English director of the South Sea Company (d. 1742)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 3rd George Monck, English general(-to the-sea), dies at 61
  • Jan 21st Honorat de Brueil seigneur de Racan, French playwright, dies at 80
  • Jan 25th Nicholas II, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1612)
  • Feb 9th Frederik III, King of Denmark/Norway (1648-70), dies at 60
  • Feb 19th King Frederick III of Denmark (b. 1609)
  • Mar 10th Johann Rudolf Glauber, German chemist (b. 1604)
  • Mar 15th John Davenport, Connecticut pioneer (b. 1597)
  • Apr 23rd Loreto Vittori, composer, dies at 69
  • May 21st Niccolo Zucchi, Italian astronomer (b. 1586)
  • May 23rd Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1610)
  • May 24th Ferdinand II, ruler of Toscane, dies at 59
  • Jun 30th Henrietta Anne Stuart, Princess of England, Scotland, and Ireland (b. 1644)
  • Oct 27th Vavasor Powell, Welsh non-conformist leader (b. 1617)
  • Nov 10th Geory Horn, [Hornius], theologist/historian, dies at about 50
  • Nov 15th Jan Amos Komensky [Comenius], Czech-speaking Moravian teacher, educator and writer, dies at 78
  • Dec 16th Dorothy, 1st English marquis of Halifax, dies