On This Day

What Happened in June 1666

Historical Events

  • Jun 4 Battle at Dunkirk: English vs Dutch fleet
  • Jun 11 -14] Vierdaagse Sea battle (Ruyter-Monk vs Prince Ruprecht)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 11 Cornelis Evertsen the Elder, Dutch-Swiss vice-admiral, dies in battle at 55
  • Jun 15 Pieter de Bitter, Dutch admiral (Colombo, Goa), dies
  • Jun 26 Richard Fanshawe, diplomat/translator/poet, dies
  • Jun 30 Adam Krieger, German composer, dies at 32
  • Jun 30 Alexander Brome, English poet