On This Day

What Happened on May 29, 1660

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II

Famous Deaths

  • Frans van Schooten, Dutch mathematician (b. 1615)
  • Gyorgy Rákóczi II, prince of Transylvania, dies in battle
  • Peter Scriverius, lawyer/historian, dies at 44
1660 Highlights

About May 29, 1660

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 360 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Gemini