1680 in History

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Events in History

  • Mar 22 Parliament of Breisach accepts French sovereignty over Elzas
  • Jul 8 The first confirmed tornado in America kills a servant at Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Aug 10 In New Mexico, Popé leads rebellion of Pueblo Indians against Spaniards
  • Aug 21 Pueblo Indians takes possession of Santa Fé from Spanish
  • Sep 26 Tax revolt in Gorinchem due to tax on cereal
  • Nov 14 Gottfried Kirch discovers the Great Comet of 1680 (Kirch's Comet/Newton's Comet)
  • Dec 4 Hen in Rome lays an egg imprinted with comet not seen until Dec 16th
  • Dec 15 Tax revolt on Terschelling due to tax on cereal

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 3 Johann Baptist Zimmermann, German stucco worker
  • Feb 14 John Sidney, 6th Earl of Leicester, English privy councillor (d. 1737)
  • Apr 9 Philippe Néricault Destouches, French dramatist (d. 1754)
  • Jun 22 Ebenezer Erskine, Scottish religious dissenter (d. 1754)
  • Sep 22 Barthold Heinrich Brockes, German poet (d. 1747)
  • Oct 19 John Abernethy, Irish Protestant minister (d. 1740)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 15 Jan Swammerdam, Dutch anatomist/entomologist (Bible of Nature), dies at 43
  • Feb 17 Denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles, English statesman and writer (b. 1599)
  • Feb 22 Catherine Monvoisin, French sorceress (b. c.1640)
  • Mar 14 René Le Bossu, French critic (b. 1631)
  • Mar 17 Francois Duc de La Rochefoucauld, writer, dies
  • Mar 23 Nicolas Fouquet, French statesman (b. 1615)
  • Apr 3 Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, founder of the Maratha Empire, India (b. 1630)
  • Apr 3 Shivaji Bhonsle, Indian warrior (formed the Maratha Empire) dies of fever and dysentery around the age of 52
  • Apr 17 Kateri Tekakwitha [Lily of the Mohawks], first Native American saint (b. 1656)
  • May 31 Joachim Neander, German clergyman (b. 1650)
  • Jun 10 Johan Göransson Gyllenstierna, Swedish statesman (b. 1635)
  • Jul 10 Louis Moréri, French encyclopedist (b. 1643)
  • Jul 26 John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, poet/courtier, dies
  • Jul 30 Thomas Butler, Earl of Ossory, Irish naval commander (b. 1634)
  • Aug 19 Jean Eudes, French catholic priest, founder of the Eudists (b. 1601)
  • Aug 20 William Bedloe, English informer (b. 1650)
  • Aug 22 Johann Georg II, Elector of Saxony (1656-80), dies at 67
  • Aug 24 Ferdinand Bulb, Dutch painter/etcher, buried
  • Aug 24 Thomas Blood, Irish-born thief of the British crown jewels (b. 1618)
  • Sep 2 Per Brahe, Swedish soldier and statesman (b. 1602)
  • Sep 9 Henry Marten, English regicide (b. 1602)
  • Sep 10 Baldassare Ferri, Italian castrato (b. 1610)
  • Sep 11 Emperor Go-Mizunoo of Japan (b. 1596)
  • Sep 11 Roger Crab, English Puritan political writer (b. 1621)
  • Sep 25 Samuel Butler, poet/satirist, dies
  • Oct 4 Pierre-Paul Riquet, French engineer
  • Oct 8 Elisabeth, abbess, dies at 61
  • Oct 13 Daniel Elsevier, book publisher, dies at 54
  • Oct 16 Raimondo Montecuccoli, Italian-Austrian general (b. 1608 or 1609)
  • Oct 30 Antoinette Bourignon, Flemish mystic (b. 1616)
  • Nov 5 Gillis Valckenier, mayor of Amsterdam (1665..80), dies at about 57
  • Nov 27 Athanasius Kircher, German Jesuit/inventor (lantern), dies

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Nov 28 Giovanni Bernini, Italian sculptor/painter, dies at 81

Baroque Sculptor Giovanni Bernini
Baroque Sculptor
Giovanni Bernini
  • Dec 4 Thomas Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and theologian (b. 1616)
  • Dec 8 Henry Pierrepont, 1st Marquess of Dorchester, English politician (b. 1606)