1671 in History

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Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 18 British pirate Henry Morgan captures Panama City from its Spanish defenders

Pirate Henry Morgan
Pirate
Henry Morgan

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Apr 22 King Charles II sits in on English parliament

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • Apr 30 Petar Zrinski, the Croatian Ban from the Zrinski family, is executed.
  • May 9 Col Thomas Blood attempts to steal Crown Jewels
  • Oct 25 Giovanni Cassini discovers Iapetus, satellite of Saturn

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Nov 1 French King Louis XIV & RC German emperor Leopold I sign secret anti-Dutch treaty

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • Nov 11 Dutch States-General forbids importation of French wine

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 11 François-Marie, 1st duc de Broglie, French military leader (d. 1745)
  • Jan 15 Abraham de la Pryme, English antiquarian (d. 1704)
  • Feb 26 Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury, English politician and philosopher (d. 1713)
  • Mar 7 Robert Roy MacGregor, Scottish folk hero (d. 1734)
  • Apr 6 Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, French playwright/poet (Sacred Odes & Songs)
  • Apr 21 John Law, Scottish economist (d. 1729)
  • May 22 Abraham Patras, governor-general of East-Indies (1735-37)
  • May 24 Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737)
  • Jul 14 Jacques D'Allonville, French astronomer and mathematician (d. 1732)
  • Oct 1 Guido Grandi, Italian mathematician (d. 1742)
  • Oct 11 Frederik IV, king of Denmark/Norway (1699-1730)
  • Oct 11 Richard Moungler (d. 1730)
  • Dec 1 John Keill, Scottish mathematician, born in Edinburgh, Scotland, (d. 1721)
  • Dec 1 Francesco Stradivari, Italian violin maker/son of Antonius

Deaths in History

  • Mar 31 Anne Hyde, wife of James II of England (b. 1637)
  • May 7 Pieter Stockmans, Flemish chairman of Opperkrijgshof, dies at 62
  • Jun 6 Stenka/Stepan Razin, Russian cossack/boer leader quartered alive (ns. 16 June)
  • Jun 16 Stenka Razin, Cossack rebel leader, tortured & executed in Moscow
  • Jun 25 Giovanni Battista Riccioli, Italian astronomer (b. 1598)
  • Jul 14 Méric Casaubon, English classical scholar (b. 1599)
  • Sep 1 Hugues de Lionne marquis de Berny, French ambassador to Rome, dies
  • Oct 26 Sir John Gell, 1st Baronet, English politician (b. 1593)
  • Nov 12 Thomas, 3rd baron Fairfax of Cameron, English general, dies at 59
  • Dec 28 Johann Friedrich Gronovius, German classical scholar (b. 1611)