On This Day

What Happened in June 1661

Historical Events

Historic Event

Jun 5 Isaac Newton admitted as a student to Trinity College, Cambridge

  • Jun 21 Treaty of Kardis: Russia & Sweden sign peace treaty

Contract of Interest

Jun 23 Marriage contract for Charles II of England and Catharina of Portugal


Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 6 Giacomo Antonio Perti, Italian composer, and Maestro di Cappella (San Petronio, 1696-1756), born in Bologna, Papel States (now Italy) (d. 1756)
  • Jun 9 Tsar Feodor III of Russia (1676-82), born in Moscow, Tsardom of Russia (d. 1682)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 3 Gottfried Scheidt, German composer and organist, dies at 67
  • Jun 8 John Elsevier, book publisher/publisher, dies at 39
  • Jun 26 Lazaro Valvasensi, Italian organist and composer, dies at 76