What Happened in 1677

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Historical Events

  • Jan 21 1st medical publication in America (pamphlet on smallpox), Boston
  • Feb 15 King Charles II reports anti-French covenant with Netherlands
  • Feb 16 Earl of Shaftesbury arrested and confined in the Tower of London
  • Mar 13 Massachusetts gains title to Maine for $6,000
  • Apr 11 Battle at Montcassel, French troops beat Prince William III
  • Apr 22 Battle at Catania: between French & Dutch fleet
  • Apr 26 Emperor Leopold I forms University of Innsbruck
  • May 29 Treaty of Middle Plantation establishes peace between the Virginia colonists and the local Indians.
  • Sep 21 John & Nicolaas van der Heyden patents fire extinguisher
  • Nov 16 French troops occupy Freiburg
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World Leaders in 1677

Famous People Born in 1677

  • Feb 3 Jan Santini Aichel, Czech architect (d. 1723)
  • Feb 4 Johann Ludwig Bach, German composer (d. 1731)
  • Feb 18 Jacques Cassini, French astronomer (rings of Saturn)
  • Feb 26 Nicola Fago, Italian baroque composer, born in Taranto (d. 1745)
  • Apr 25 Guillaume Coustou Sr, French sculptor (Chevaux the Marly)
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Famous Weddings

  • Nov 14 Prince Willem III Henry (14) marries English princess Mary Stuart (9)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 9 Aernout "Aert" van der Neer, cartoonist/landscape painter, dies at 73
  • Jan 18 John A van Riebeeck, Dutch founder Cape Colony, dies at 57
  • Feb 21 [Benedictus] Baruch Spinoza, philosopher, dies at 44
  • Mar 28 Wenzel Hollar, Bohemia cartoonist/etcher, dies at about 69
  • May 4 Isaac Barrow, English mathematician (b. 1630)
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