On This Day

What Happened in September 1666

Historical Events


The Great Fire of LondonThe Great Fire of London

Sep 2 Great Fire of London begins at 2am in Pudding Lane, 80% of London is destroyed
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The Tower of London to the right, London Bridge to the left – how an artist painted the Great Fire
The Tower of London to the right, London Bridge to the left – how an artist painted the Great Fire
  • Sep 5 Great Fire of London ends, leaving 13,200 houses destroyed and 8 dead
  • Sep 6 After St Paul's Cathedral and much of the city had been burned down over four days, the Great Fire of London is finally extinguished.
  • Sep 16 "Messiah" Sjabtai Tswi becomes Islamiet

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 5 Gottfried Arnold, German theologist, historian and songwriter, born in Annaberg-Buchholz, Germany (d. 1714)
  • Sep 15 Princess Sophia Dorothea of Celle, repudiated wife of future King George I of Great Britain, and mother of George II, born in Celle, Germany (d. 1726)
  • Sep 16 Antoine Parent, French mathematician, born in Paris (d. 1716)

Famous Weddings

  • Sep 23 Princess Maria of Orange-Nassau marries Mauritius earl of Simmeren

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 1 French Neck, portrait painter (Women Portrait), dies at about 86