What Happened in June 1666

Historical Events

  • Jun 4 Battle at Dunkirk: English vs Dutch fleet
  • Jun 11 Four Days Battle - naval battle in the southern North Seas during Second Anglo-Dutch War: Dutch victory with ten English ships destroyed [OS 1-4 June]

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 9 Louis-Armand de Lom d’Arce, French baron, military officer and writer (wrote of his travels in North America) , born in La Hontan, France (d. 1710-15) [1]
Born in 1666

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 16 Richard Fanshawe, English diplomat, translator (Os Lusiadas of Camõeos), and poet, dies at 57 or 58 [birthday uncertain, b. June 1608]
  • Jun 30 Adam Krieger, German organist, kapellmeister, and composer, dies at 32
  • Jun 30 Alexander Brome, English Royalist poet (wrote drinking songs against Rump Parliament), dies