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 is arrested for maladministration of state funds; he died in 1680, never seeing freedom again.

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
Statesman and Superintendent of Finances Nicolas Fouquet
Statesman and Superintendent of Finances
Nicolas Fouquet

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