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What Happened in 1664

Historical Events in 1664

  • Jan 21 Count Miklos of Zrinyi sets out to battle Turkish invasion army
  • Mar 6 King Louis XIV & Emperor of Brandenburg signs covenant
  • Mar 12 1st naturalization act in American colonies
  • Mar 12 New Jersey becomes an English colony
  • Mar 20 Scientist Robert Hooke is appointed Professor of Geometry at Gresham College, London
  • Mar 24 Roger Williams is granted a charter to colonize Rhode Island
  • Apr 6 France & Saxony sign alliance
  • May 7 Louis XIV of France inaugurates The Palace of Versailles.
  • May 14 Turkish Grand Vizier Köprülü Fazıl Ahmed attacks 120,000 Donau soldiers
  • Jun 4 Viceroy Willem Frederik conquers Dijlerschans

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Maryland passes 1st anti-amalgamation law to stop intermarriage of English women & black men

On September 20, 1664


Famous People Born in 1664

  • Jan 4 Lars Roberg, Swedish physician (d. 1742)
  • Jan 14 Simon van Slingelandt, Dutch grand pensionary (1727-36), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1736)
  • Jan 20 Giovanni Vincenzo Gravina, Italian writer and jurist (d. 1718)
  • Jan 24 John Vanbrugh, dramatist/architect (baptized), born in London, England
  • Mar 17 Georg Osterreich, composer

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Famous People Who Died in 1664

  • Jan 18 Moses Amyraut, French theologian (b. 1596)
  • Apr 4 Adam Willaerts, Dutch seascape painter, dies
  • May 21 Elizabeth Poole, Puritan businesswoman
  • Jul 12 Stefano della Bella, Italian printmaker (b. 1610)
  • Jul 16 Andreas Gryphius, German lyric poet and dramatist, dies at 47

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