What Happened in 1679

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Significant Events

  • May 27 Habeaus Corpus Act (strengthening person's right to challenge unlawful arrest & imprisonment) passes in England
  • Jul 12 Britain's King Charles II ratifies Habeas Corpus Act allowing prisoners right to be imprisoned to be examined
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World Leaders in 1679

Famous People Born in 1679

  • Jan 5 Pietro Filippo Scarlotti, composer
  • Jan 19 Girolamo Chiti, composer
  • Jan 24 Christian von Wolff, German philosopher
  • Jan 27 Jean-Francois de Troy, French painter
  • Feb 14 Georg Friedrich Kauffman, composer
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