What Happened in 1670

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Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 18 British privateer Sir Henry Morgan captures Panama

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

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