On This Day

What Happened in September 1674

Historical Events

  • Sep 20 2nd West Indies Company forms

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 7 Ernest Augustus, Duke of York and Albany, German soldier and served under Emperor Leopold I, born in Osnabrück, Germany (d. 1728)
  • Sep 29 Jacques Hotteterre, French composer and flautist, born in Paris, France (d. 1762)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 12 Nicolaas Tulp, Mayor of Amsterdam (1654-71), dies at 80
  • Sep 27 Robert Arnauld d'andilly, French literary figure, financier and translator, dies at 85
  • Sep 27 Thomas Traherne, English poet and mystic (Roman Forgeries), dies