What Happened on August 21, 1673

Historical Events

Event of Interest

King Louis XIV donates 600 books to found the library of L'Académie française

  • Sea battle at Kijkduin: De Ruyter defeats English & French fleet

Famous Deaths

  • Isaac Sweers, Dutch fleet admiral, dies at 51
  • John de Love I, vice-admiral, dies in sea battle at about 54

About August 21, 1673

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 349 years, 9 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo