On This Day

What Happened on September 5, 1661

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

1661 Highlights

About September 5, 1661

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 359 years, 5 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo