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What Happened in 1669

Historical Events in 1669

  • Feb 1 French King Louis XIV limits freedom of religion
  • Mar 11 Mt Etna in Sicily erupts in its largest recorded eruption, killing 15,000
  • Mar 25 Mount Etna in Sicily erupts, destroying Nicolosi, killing 20,000
  • May 31 Citing poor eyesight, English civil servant Samuel Pepys records the last event in his famous diary
  • Jun 19 Polish parliament selects Litouwer Michael Wisniopwiecki as king
  • Jul 6 LaSalle leaves Montreal to explore Ohio River
  • Jul 21 John Locke's Constitution of English colony Carolina is approved
  • Sep 6 The siege of Candia ends with the Venetian fortress surrendering to the Ottomans.
  • Nov 16 French state funeral for Henrietta Maria, princess of France, widow of English King Charles I, at St Denis with famous oration by Bishop Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
  • Dec 20 1st jury trial in Delaware; Marcus Jacobson condemned for insurrection & sentenced to flogging, branding & slavery

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Citing poor eyesight, English civil servant Samuel Pepys records the last event in his famous diary

On May 31, 1669


Famous People Born in 1669

  • Feb 1 Miguel Lopez, Spanish composer and organist, born in Villarroya de la Sierra (d. 1723)
  • Feb 2 Louis Marchand, French baroque composer and organist (d. 1732)
  • May 26 Sébastien Vaillant, French botanist, born in Vigny, Île-de-France, France (d. 1722)
  • Jun 24 Francois van Aerssen, Dutch vice-admiral (Suriname, Algeria), born in Paris (d. 1740)
  • Jun 30 Mauritius Vogt, German composer, born in Königshofen, Bavaria (d. 1730)

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