On This Day

What Happened in June 1672

Historical Events

  • Jun 7 Battle by Solebay: Dutch admiral M de Ruyter beats French/English fleet
  • Jun 12 French army under Gen Turenne crosses Rhine at Lobith
  • Jun 21 Dutch pension advisor Johan de Witt seriously wounded

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 21 French troops under King Louis XIV occupy Utrecht

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • Jun 25 1st recorded monthly Quaker meeting in US held, Sandwich, Massachusetts

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPeter the Great

Jun 9 Peter the Great [Pyotr Alexeyevich Romanov],Tsar of Russia (1682-1725), born in Moscow (d. 1725)

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great
  • Jun 11 Francesco Antonio Bonporti, Italian priest and amateur composer, born in Padua, Italy (d. 1749)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 7 Willem J van Gendt, admiral/governor of Breda, dies at about 37
  • Jun 17 Orazio Benevoli, Franco-Italian composer, dies at 67
  • Jun 27 Roger Twysden, English antiquarian and royalist, dies at 74