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What Happened in 1672

Historical Events in 1672

  • Feb 23 Joan Blaeus publishers destroyed by fire in Amsterdam
  • Mar 15 King Charles II enacts Declaration of Indulgence
  • Apr 6 France declares war on Netherlands
  • Apr 29 Franco-Dutch War: Louis XIV of France invades the Netherlands.
  • May 2 John Maitland becomes Duke of Lauderdale and Earl of March.
  • May 6 Brandenburg monarch Frederik Willem signs treaty with Netherlands
  • May 15 1st copyright law enacted by Massachusetts
  • May 17 Frontenac becomes Governor of New France (Canada)

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