On This Day

What Happened in 1674

Historical Events

  • Feb 9 English reconquer NY from Netherlands
  • Feb 19 Netherlands & England sign Peace of Westminster (NYC becomes English)

Famous People Born in 1674

  • Jan 12 Reinhard Keiser, German opera composer
  • Jan 13 Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, French tragic poet and playwright (Rhadamiste et Zénobie), born in Dijon, France (d. 1762)
  • Jan 24 Thomas Tanner, English bishop (d. 1735)
  • Feb 21 Johann Augustin Kobelius, German Baroque composer (d. 1731)
  • Mar 30 Jethro Tull, English agricultural writer, born in Basildon, England (d. 1741) baptism date

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World Leaders in 1674