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What Happened in September 1665

Historical Events

  • Sep 22 Moliere's "L'amour Medecin" premieres in Paris

Historic DiscoveryGreat Plague of London

Sep 26 Height of the Great Plague of London as 7,165 people die throughout the previous week
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Drivers of death carts in London would go street-to-street extolling people to
Drivers of death carts in London would go street-to-street extolling people to "bring out your dead" at the height of the London plague outbreak in 1665

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 20 Johannes van der Hagen, Dutch vicar and genealogist, born in Leiden, Netherlands (d. 1739)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 12 Jean Bolland, Flemish Jesuit writer and historian (Acta Sanctorum), dies at 69
  • Sep 17 Philip IV, King of Spain & Portugal (1621-55), dies at 60
  • Sep 25 Maria Anna of Austria, Electress of Bavaria (b. 1610)