What Happened in 1674

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Historical Events

  • 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

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Jul 19th Court of Holland bans books of Hobbes/Spinoza/Meyer

Philosopher Thomas Hobbes
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  • 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

  • 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, English poet and playwright (Tamerlane), Poet Laureate (1715-18), born in Little Barford, Bedfordshire (d. 1718)
  • 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

  • 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, English 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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