On This Day

What Happened in September 1661

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 5 Nicolas Fouquet, French Superintendent of Finances under Louis XIV arrested; he died in 1680, never having seen freedom again.

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 2 Georg Bohm, German organist/composer

Famous Deaths

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