What Happened in 1665

Significant Events

  • Oct 29 Battle of Mbwila [Ambuila],: Portuguese forces defeat forces of the Kingdom of Kongo and decapitate King Antonio I of Kongo / Nvita a Nkanga
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New Amsterdam legally becomes an English colony and renamed New York after English Duke of York

On June 12, 1665

World Leaders in 1665

Famous People in 1665

Famous People Born in 1665

  • Feb 6 Anne Stuart, Queen of England (1702-14)
  • Feb 12 Rudolph J Camerarius, German botanist/physician (sexuality plant)
  • Mar 4 Philip Christoph von K√∂nigsmarck, Swedish soldier (d. 1694)
  • Mar 27 Benjamin Neukirch, German poet (Herrn von Hofmannswaldau), born in Silesia, Poland (d. 1729)
  • Apr 19 Jacques Lelong, French bibliographer (d. 1721)
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Famous Deaths

  • Jan 12 Pierre de Fermat, French mathematician (Fermat therorem), dies at 63
  • Jan 21 Domenico Mazzocchi, 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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