On This Day

What Happened in 1666

Historical Events

Famous People in 1666

World Leaders in 1666

Famous Weddings

  • Sep 23 Princess Maria of Orange-Nassau marries Mauritius earl of Simmeren
  • Dec 12 Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor (26), marries his niece and cousin Margaret Theresa of Spain (15), the celebrations last almost two years

Famous People Who Died in 1666

  • Jan 18 Adriaen A. Bloemaert, Dutch landscape painter, dies at about 56
  • Jan 20 Anna of Austria, Spanish princess, Austrian archduchess, Queen of France as wife of Louis XIII and regent of France (1643-51) for her son Louis XIV, dies of breast cancer at 64
  • Jan 22 Shah Jahan, 5th Mughal Emperor of India (1628-58) who built the Taj Mahal for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, dies at 74
  • Jan 24 Johann Andreas Herbst, composer, dies at 77
  • Feb 24 Nicholas Lanier, English composer, dies at 77

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