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

Historic Event

Jun 21 Grand Pensionary of Holland Johan de Witt seriously wounded

Historic Event

Jun 21 French troops under King Louis XIV occupy Utrecht

  • Jun 25 1st recorded monthly Quaker meeting in US held at Sandwich, Massachusetts

Famous Birthdays

Peter the Great

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

  • 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