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What Happened in 1665

Historical Events

  • Feb 27 Battle at Elmina, Gold Coast: Vice-admiral De Ruyter beats English
  • Mar 4 English King Charles II declares war on Netherlands
  • Mar 6 Philosophical Transactions of Royal Society starts publishing
  • Mar 11 NY approves new code guaranteeing Protestants religious rights
  • May 5 Nicolaas Witsen visits patriarch Nikon in Moscow
  • May 15 Pope Alexander VII appoints committee to investigate Jansenism
  • May 31 Jerusalem's rabbi Sjabtai Tswi proclaims himself Messiah
  • Jun 3 Duke of York (future James II) defeats Dutch fleet off the coast of Lowestoft
  • Jun 6 Battle at Monte Carlo: English and Portuguese armies beat Spain
  • Jun 7 Boston's First Baptist Church, one of the oldest Baptist churches in America, is founded [NS March 1]
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Did You Know?

New Amsterdam legally becomes an English colony and renamed New York after English Duke of York

On June 12, 1665

Famous People in 1665

World Leaders in 1665

Famous People Who Died in 1665

  • Jan 12 Pierre de Fermat, French mathematician (Fermat therorem), dies at 63
  • Jan 21 Domenico Mazzocchi, Italian Baroque composer, dies at 72
  • Jan 31 Johannes Clauberg, German theologian and philosopher (b. 1622)
  • Feb 28 Lodewijk van Nassau, Dutch governor (Bois-le-Duc), dies
  • May 24 Maria de Jesus de Agreda [Maria Coronel], Spanish franciscan, dies at 63

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