On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 1673

Historical Events

Historic Event

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/Civil rights activist, dies at 51
  • John de Love I, vice-admiral, dies in sea battle at about 54
1673 Highlights

About August 21, 1673

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 348 years, 3 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo