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Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 1 1st entry in English civil servant Samuel Pepys' diary

Diarist Samuel Pepys
Diarist
Samuel Pepys
  • Jan 1 General Moncks army battles with the Tweed on way to London
  • Jan 1 Thomas Fairfax's New Model Army occupies York
  • Feb 3 General Monck's army reaches London
  • Feb 23 Charles XI becomes king of Sweden
  • Mar 16 English Long Parliament disbands

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 4 English king Charles II sends Declaration of Breda (freedom of religion)

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • Apr 23 Treaty of Oliwa is established between Sweden and Poland.
  • Apr 25 English Convention Parliament meets and votes to restore Charles II
  • May 3 Sweden, Poland, Brandenburg & Austria sign Peace of Oliva
  • May 7 Isaack B Fubine of Savoy, in The Hague, patents macaroni
  • May 8 English parliament declares Charles Stuart to be King Charles II of England
  • May 23 King Charles II returns from exile sails from Scheveningen to England
  • May 24 English king Charles II visits Netherlands
  • May 25 King Charles II of England lands in Dover
  • May 27 Denmark & Sweden sign The Treaty Of Copenhagen, ends Second Northern War
  • May 29 On his 30th birthday Charles II returns to London from exile in the Netherlands to claim the English throne after the Puritan Commonwealth comes to an end
  • Jun 1 Mary Dyer is hanged for defying a law banning Quakers from the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
  • Oct 13 Denmark king Frederik III makes coup
  • Oct 15 Asser Levy granted butcher's license (kosher meat) in New Amsterdam

BattleExecution

Oct 17 Nine Regicides, the men who signed the death warrant of Charles I, are hanged, drawn and quartered, another is hanged.

King of England Charles I
King of England
Charles I
  • Nov 15 First kosher butcher (Asser Levy) licensed in New Amsterdam (now New York City)
  • Nov 28 The Royal Society forms in London
  • Dec 15 Philippines: Andres Malongs rebels plunders Bagnotan
  • Dec 31 James II of England is named Duke of Normandy by Louis XIV of France.

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 15 Frans Anneessens, Belgian merchant/dean of artisans
  • Feb 19 Friedrich Hoffmann, German physician and chemist (d. 1742)
  • Mar 28 Arnold Houbraken, Dutch schilder/writer
  • Apr 16 Hans Sloane, England, physician/naturalist/founder (British Museum)
  • Apr 24 Cornelis Dusart, Dutch painter/engraver
  • May 20 Andreas Schlüter, German sculptor (d. 1714)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 28 George I, King of England (1714-27), born in Hanover, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1727)

King George I
King
George I
  • Jun 5 Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (d. 1744)
  • Jul 24 Charles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury, English politician (d. 1718)
  • Aug 21 Hubert Gautier, engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 13 Daniel Defoe, English novelist (Robinson Crusoe), born in London, England

Novelist Daniel Defoe
Novelist
Daniel Defoe
  • Oct 20 Robert Bertie, 1st Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English statesman (d. 1723)
  • Oct 21 Georg Ernst Stahl, German scientist (d. 1734)
  • Nov 15 Hermann von der Hardt, German historian (d. 1746)
  • Nov 20 Daniel Ernst Jablonski, German theologian (d. 1741)
  • Dec 12 Peter Rabus, poet/translator (Liberated Britanje)
  • Dec 26 Peter Schenck, German/Neth engraver/publisher, baptised

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 9 French King Louis XIV (21) marries Maria Theresa of Spain (21) at Saint-Jean-de-Luz

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
Queen of Louis XIV Maria Theresa of Spain
Queen of Louis XIV
Maria Theresa of Spain

Deaths in History

  • Feb 2 Govert Flinck, Dutch painter (Isaac blesses Jacob), dies at 45
  • Feb 2 Jean BG duke of Orleans, brother of French King Louis XIII, dies at 51
  • Feb 13 Charles X Gustaaf, king of Sweden (1654-60), dies at 37
  • Feb 15 Klaas Geritsz Compaen, Dutch buccaneer/merchant, dies at 72
  • Feb 18 Judith Jansdochter Leyster, Dutch painter, buried
  • Apr 25 Henry Hammond, English churchman (b. 1605)
  • Apr 30 Peter Scriverius, Dutch lawyer/historian, dies at 84
  • May 29 Gyorgy Rákóczi II, prince of Transylvania, dies in battle
  • May 29 Peter Scriverius, lawyer/historian, dies at 44
  • May 29 Frans van Schooten, Dutch mathematician (b. 1615)
  • Jun 1 Mary Dyer, English Quaker (martyred) - hanged for defying a law banning Quakers from the Massachusetts Bay Colony
  • Jun 30 William Oughtred, English mathematician (b. 1575)
  • Aug 6 Diego Rodriguez de Silva Valezquez, Spanish (court)painter, dies at 61
  • Aug 12 Gilbertus van Zinnik, Flemish architect, dies at about 33
  • Sep 8 Daniel von Czepko, German poet, dies at 54
  • Sep 12 Jacob Cats, [Father Cats], pension advisor of Holland, dies at 82
  • Sep 27 St Vincent de Paul, Vincentian Cong founder, dies
  • Oct 7 Paul Scarron, French, stagewriter (Le Roman Comique), dies at 50
  • Oct 14 Francesco Albana, Italian painter (Hemelopneming of Maria), dies at 72
  • Oct 14 Thomas Harrison, English Puritan soldier (b. 1606)
  • Oct 17 Adrian Scrope, English regicide (b. 1601)
  • Nov 5 Lucy Hay, Countess of Carlisle, English socialite (b. 1599)
  • Nov 5 Alexandre de Rhodes, French Jesuit missionary (b. 1591)
  • Dec 1 Pierre d'Hozier, French historian (b. 1592)
  • Dec 3 Jacques Sarazin, French sculptor/painter, dies at about 70
  • Dec 22 André Tacquet, Flemish mathematician (b. 1612)
  • Dec 24 Mary, 1st British Princess Royal and the Princess of Orange (b. 1631)