On This Day

What Happened in 1662

Historical Events

  • Jan 27 1st American lime kiln begins operation in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Feb 1 Dutch garrison on Formosa surrenders to Chinese pirates

Did You Know?

Charles II of Great Britain sells Dunkirk to France for 2.5 million livres (320,000 English pounds)

On October 17, 1662

Famous People Born in 1662

  • Jan 27 Richard Bentley, English classical scholar (Dissertation on the Epistles of Phalaris), started the 1st written examinations in the West, born in Oulton, England (d. 1742)
  • Feb 5 Giuseppe Vignola, Italian composer, born in Napoli, Habsburg Spain (now Italy) (d. 1712)
  • Apr 26 Marie Louise D'Orleans, Queen consort of Spain as the first wife of King Charles II of Spain, born in Palais-Royal, Paris, Kingdom of France (d. 1689)
  • Apr 30 Mary II, Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland (1689-94), born in St James's Palace, London (d. 1694)
  • May 3 Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann, German architect, born in Herford, Germany (d. 1736)

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Famous Weddings

  • Feb 24 English Poet and author of "Paradise Lost" John Milton marries 3rd wife Elizabeth Mynshull, 31 years his junior.