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What Happened in 1670

Historical Events in 1670

  • Feb 4 Battle of Sinhagad, Shivaji commander Tanaji Malusare recaptures fort of Sinhagad from the Mugals, scaling the walls with help of pet monitor lizard
  • Feb 14 Roman Catholic Emperor Leopold I chases Jews out of Vienna
  • Feb 17 France & Bavaria sign military assistance treaty
  • Feb 27 Jews expelled from Austria by order of Leopold I
  • Apr 29 Clemens X [Emilio Bonaventura Altieri] elected Pope
  • May 2 King Charles II gives royal charter to the Hudson's Bay Company
  • Jun 1 English King Charles II & French King Louis XIV sign secret anti-Dutch treaty
  • Jul 25 Austrian Emperor Leopold I expels 4,000 Jews from Vienna
  • Jul 25 Don Juan Domingo Zuniga y Fonseca becomes governor-general of Southern Netherlands
  • Sep 18 French bishop Jacques-BĂ©nigne Bossuet appointed tutor to the dauphin, son of Louis XIV

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Famous People Born in 1670

  • Jan 24 William Congreve, English playwright (d. 1729)
  • Feb 10 Norbert van Flowers [Cephalus], Flemish painter
  • Feb 10 William Congreve, England, writer (Old Bachelor, Way of the World)
  • Feb 14 Georg Gabriel Schutz, German composer, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1716)
  • Feb 28 Benjamin Wadsworth, American President of Harvard University (d. 1737)

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World Leaders in 1670

Famous People Who Died in 1670

  • Jan 3 George Monck, English general, dies at 61
  • Jan 21 Honorat de Brueil seigneur de Racan, French playwright, dies at 80
  • Jan 25 Nicholas II, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1612)
  • Feb 9 Frederick III, King of Denmark and Norway (1648-70), dies at 60
  • Mar 10 Johann Rudolf Glauber, German chemist (b. 1604)

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