1663 in History

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Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 10 King Charles II affirms charter of Royal African Company

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 23 King Louis XIV affirms covenant with Rÿnstaten

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • Feb 5 Charlevoix Earthquake in Quebec, felt strongly in New England
  • Apr 1 Gemert fines unwed motherhood (50 guilder penalty)
  • Apr 6 King Charles II signs Carolina Charter
  • Apr 18 Osman declares war on Austria
  • May 7 Theatre Royal in Drury Lane London opens
  • Jun 8 Battle at Amegical: English & Portuguese fleet beats Spanish
  • Jul 8 King Charles II of England grants a charter to Rhode Island
  • Jul 26 French troops invade papal territory Comtat Venaissin
  • Jul 27 English Parliament accepts Staple Act
  • Sep 13 1st serious slave conspiracy in colonial America (Virginia)
  • Sep 25 Austrian Fort Neuhausl surrenders to invading Turkish army

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 1 Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo, foundress (d. 1748)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 12 Cotton Mather, American Puritan minister (Salem witchcraft trials), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1728)

Puritan Minister Cotton Mather
Puritan Minister
Cotton Mather
  • Feb 25 Pierre Antoine Motteux, French-born English dramatist (d. 1718)
  • Feb 28 Thomas Newcomen, English co-inventor (steam engine)
  • Mar 6 Francis Atterbury, English man of letters and priest, born in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire (d. 1732)
  • Mar 22 August Hermann Francke, German Protestant minister (d. 1727)
  • May 20 William Bradford, English-born colonial printer (Pennsylvania's first printing press) (d. 1752)
  • Jun 24 Jean Baptiste Massillon, French churchman (d. 1742)
  • Jul 20 Pierre Drevet, French engraver, born in Loire-sur-Rhône, Lyon (d. 1738)
  • Aug 31 Guillaume Amontons, French physicist, born in Paris (d. 1705)
  • Oct 9 Giovanni Mario Crescimbeni, Italian literary and critic (Arcadia), born in Macerata, Italy (d. 1728)
  • Oct 16 Prince Eugene of Savoy, French-born Austrian general (d. 1736)
  • Oct 18 Prince Eugene of Savoy, famous military commander for the Habsburg Monarchy against the Ottomans and the French, born in Paris, France
  • Nov 26 Pedro de Peralta y Barnuevo, Peruvian poet (Obras Dramaticas)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 29 Robert Sanderson, Bishop of Lincoln (1660-63), dies
  • Feb 19 Adam Adami, German bishop and diplomat (b. 1603)
  • Apr 7 Francis Cooke, Mayflower pilgrim (b. c. 1583)
  • Jun 4 William Juxon, archbishop of Canterbury (1660-63), dies
  • Sep 18 St Joseph of Cupertino, Italian saint (b. 1603)
  • Dec 17 Nzinga of Ndongo and Matamba (b. 1583)
  • Dec 28 Francesco Maria Grimaldi, Italian mathematician and physicist (b. 1618)