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What Happened in 1663

Historical Events in 1663

  • Jan 10 King Charles II affirms charter of Royal African Company
  • Feb 5 Charlevoix Earthquake in Quebec, felt strongly in New England
  • Apr 1 Gemert fines unwed motherhood (50 guilder penalty)
  • Apr 6 King Charles II signs Carolina Charter
  • Apr 18 Osman declares war on Austria
  • May 7 Theatre Royal in Drury Lane London opens
  • Jun 8 Battle at Amegical: English & Portuguese fleet beats Spanish
  • Jul 8 King Charles II of England grants a charter to Rhode Island
  • Jul 11 Oxford mathematician John Wallis gives a lecture on Euclid’s parallel postulate, first Western attempt to derive the parallel postulate as a theorem
  • Jul 26 French troops invade papal territory Comtat Venaissin

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Famous People in 1663

World Leaders in 1663

Famous People Who Died in 1663

  • Jan 29 Robert Sanderson, Bishop of Lincoln (1660-63), dies
  • Feb 19 Adam Adami, German bishop and diplomat (b. 1603)
  • Apr 7 Francis Cooke, Mayflower pilgrim (b. c. 1583)
  • Apr 25 Heinrich Pape, German composer and organist, dies at 53
  • Jun 4 William Juxon, archbishop of Canterbury (1660-63), dies

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