On This Day

What Happened in 1674

Historical Events in 1674

  • Feb 9 English reconquer NY from Netherlands
  • Feb 19 Netherlands & England sign Peace of Westminster (NYC becomes English)
  • Apr 22 Netherlands & Munster sign peace treaty
  • May 11 Netherlands & Cologne sign peace treaty
  • May 21 General John Sobieski chosen King of Poland
  • Jul 1 Spain, France & Netherlands form Triple Alliance
  • Jul 19 Court of Holland bans books of Hobbes, Spinoza and Meyer
  • Aug 11 1st Battle of at Seneffe (Louis II Condé vs Willem III)
  • Aug 18 Jean Racine's "Iphigénie" premieres in Versailles
  • Sep 20 2nd West Indies Company forms

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Famous People Born in 1674

  • Jan 12 Reinhard Keiser, German opera composer
  • Jan 13 Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, French writer, born in Dijon, France (d. 1762)
  • Jan 24 Thomas Tanner, English bishop (d. 1735)
  • Feb 21 Johann Augustin Kobelius, composer
  • Mar 30 Jethro Tull, agricultural writer (Basildon), baptised

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World Leaders in 1674