1681 in History

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Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 4 English Quaker William Penn receives charter from Charles II, making him sole proprietor of colonial American territory Pennsylvania

English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William Penn
English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania
William Penn
King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • Mar 21 3rd Exclusion Parliament meets in London
  • Jul 2 Earl of Shaftesbury arrested for high treason
  • Sep 30 Netherlands & Sweden sign treaty

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Oct 23 French troops under King Louis XIV occupy Staatsburg

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • Oct 24 Earl of Shaftesbury accused of high treason in London
  • Nov 9 Hungarian parliament promises protestants freedom of religion

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 30 Pieter Snyers, Flemish painter/engraver
  • Jun 18 Feofan Prokopovich, theologian, archbishop of Novgorod, westernizer
  • Jun 26 Hedwig Sophia, duchess of Holstein-Gottorp, Swedish writer (d. 1708)
  • Sep 11 Johann Gottlieb Heineccius, German jurist (d. 1741)
  • Nov 17 Pierre François le Courayer, French theologian (d. 1776)
  • Nov 28 Jean Cavalier, French Protestant rebel leader (d. 1740)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 28 Richard Allestree, English royalist churchman (b. 1619)
  • Mar 12 French van Mieris, the Elder, Dutch genre painter, dies at 45
  • May 25 Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Spanish dramatist, poet and writer of the Spanish Golden Age, dies at 81
  • Jun 9 William Lilly, English astrologer, dies
  • Jul 1 Oliver Plunkett, Irish saint (b. 1629)
  • Jul 5 Fjodor Aleksejevitsj, tsar of Russia, dies
  • Jul 25 Urian Oakes, English-born President of Harvard University (b. 1631)
  • Aug 17 Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Rus-orthodox church, dies at 76
  • Oct 7 Nicolaas Heinsius, Dutch philological/diplomat, dies at 61
  • Dec 8 Gerard Terborch, the Younger, Dutch painter/etcher, dies
  • Dec 22 Richard Alleine, English Puritan clergyman (b. 1611)