On This Day

What Happened in July 1664

Historical Events

  • Jul 23 4 British ships to drive Dutch out of NY, arrive in Boston
  • Jul 31 Pierre Corneille's "Othon" premieres in Paris

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 21 Matthew Prior, English poet and diplomat, born in London (d. 1721)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 12 Stefano della Bella, Italian printmaker (b. 1610)
  • Jul 16 Andreas Gryphius, German lyric poet and dramatist, dies at 47