On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1661

Historical Events

  • The Treaty of The Hague is signed whereby the Dutch Republic sells New Holland (Brazil) for 63 tonnes of gold to Portugal

Famous Deaths

  • Jacqueline-Marie-Angélique Arnauld, French abbess (Port-Royal de Paris), dies at about 70
1661 Highlights

About August 6, 1661

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 359 years, 2 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo