On This Day

What Happened in September 1661

Historical Events

Historic Event

Sep 5 Nicolas Fouquet, French Superintendent of Finances under Louis XIV is arrested for maladministration of state funds; he died in 1680, never seeing freedom again.

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 2 Georg Böhm, German organist and composer, born in Hohenkirchen (d. 1733)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 12 Jacobus de la Torra, RC apostole vicar of Holland, dies at about 53