Today in History for Year 1674

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 15 of 15

Feb 9th - English reconquer NY from Netherlands
Feb 19th - Netherlands & England sign Peace of Westminster (NYC becomes English)
Apr 22nd - Netherlands & Munster sign peace treaty
May 11th - Netherlands & Cologne sign peace treaty
May 21st - General John Sobieski chosen King of Poland
Jul 1st - Spain, France & Netherlands form Triple Alliance
Jul 19th - Court of Holland bans books of Hobbes/Spinoza/Meyer
Aug 11th - 1st Battle of at Seneffe (Louis II Condé vs Willem III)
Aug 18th - Jean Racine's "Iphigénie" premieres in Versailles
Sep 20th - 2nd West Indies Company forms
Oct 11th - Pierre Corneille's "Surena" premieres in Paris
Oct 16th - Emperor Leopold I fires chancellor Furst Wenzel Lobkowitz
Oct 26th - Prince Willem III occupies Grave
Nov 10th - Dutch formally cede New Netherlands (NY) to English
Dec 4th - Father Marquette builds first dwelling in what is now Chicago

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 15 of 15

Jan 12th - Reinhard Keiser, composer
Jan 15th - Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, French writer (d. 1762)
Jan 24th - Thomas Tanner, English bishop (d. 1735)
Feb 21st - Johann Augustin Kobelius, composer
Mar 30th - Jethro Tull, agricultural writer (Basildon), baptised
May 31st - Friedrich Erhard Niedt, composer
Jun 20th - Nicholas Rowe, England, poet laureate (Jane Shore, Tamerlane)
Jun 22nd - Eugene J P, Earl of Merode, Belgian marquis of Westerloo
Jul 17th - Isaac Watts, England, writer/preacher/hymnist (Horae Lyrican)
Aug 2nd - Philip II, Duke of Orléans, Regent of France (d. 1723)
Aug 9th - František Maxmilián Kaňka, Czech architect (d. 1766)
Sep 7th - Ernest Augustus (d. 1728)
Sep 29th - Jacques Hotteterre, composer
Nov 4th - Anton Englert, composer
Dec 25th - Thomas Halyburton, Scottish theologian (d. 1712)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 26 of 26

Jan 10th - Jacob de Witt, Dutch mayor (Dordrecht)/MP, dies at 84
Jan 11th - Jan Zoet, actor/playwright/poet (Brutal-Roffel), dies at 58
Jan 12th - Giacomo Carissimi, Italian bandmaster/composer (Jephta), dies at 68
Feb 22nd - John Wilson, composer, dies at 78
Feb 22nd - Jean Chapelain, French writer (b. 1595)
Feb 24th - Matthias Weckmann, German composer (b. 1616)
Mar 6th - Johann Paul Schor, German barok painter, dies at 58
Mar 8th - Charles Sorel, sieur de Souvigny, French writer (b. 1597)
Apr 18th - John Graunt, English statistician (b. 1620)
Jun 4th - John Lievensz, painter/etcher/wood carver, dies at 66
Jun 11th - Susanna van Baerle, Dutch poet/wife of Geeraert Burns, dies at 52
Jun 14th - Marin le Roy de Gomberville, French writer (b. 1600)
Jul 2nd - Eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg (b. 1614)
Aug 12th - Philippe de Champaigne, painter, dies
Aug 13th - Lars Johnstown, [Lasse Lucidor], Swedish poet, dies at 35
Sep 12th - Claes P "Nicolas" Tulip, mayor of Amsterdam, dies at 80
Sep 27th - Robert Arnauld d'andilly, French literary/financier/translator, dies
Sep 27th - Thomas Traherne, English poet/mystic (Roman Forgeries), dies
Oct 15th - Robert Herrick, English poet ('Gather ye rosebuds while ye may'), born in London
Oct 22nd - Gerbrand van den Eeckhout, Dutch painter (b. 1621)
Oct 27th - Hallgrímur Pétursson, Icelandic poet (b. 1614)
Nov 4th - Kano Tanjoe, Japanese painter (palaces, portraits), dies at 72
Poet John MiltonPoet John Milton (Nov 8th) Nov 8th - John Milton, English poet (Paradise Lost), dies at 65
Nov 24th - Franciscus van Enden, Flemish jesuit/free thinker, executed at 72
Dec 9th - Edward Hyde 1st earl of Clarendon, English PM (1660-67), dies at 65
Dec 21st - Rutger van Haersolte, viceroy of Overijsselse, dies at about 66

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