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What Happened in 1676

Historical Events in 1676

  • Jan 29 Feodor III succeeds his father and becomes Tsar of Russia
  • Feb 10 Wampanoag Indians under King Philip kill all men in Lancaster Mass
  • Feb 15 Isaac Newton writes to Robert Hooke “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants” (O.S. 5 Feb)
  • Apr 18 Sudbury, Massachussetts, attacked by Indians
  • Apr 22 Battle of Etna - Netherlands and Spain vs France, M de Ruyter fatally wounded
  • May 10 Bacon's Rebellion begins, frontiersmen vs Virginia government
  • Jun 1 Battle of Öland: allied Danish-Dutch forces defeat the Swedish navy in the Baltic Sea, during the Scanian War (1675–79)
  • Jun 2 Battle at Palermo: French beats Dutch and Spanish fleet
  • Jun 11 Battle at Öland: Danish & Dutch fleet under CM Tromp beats Sweden
  • Jul 29 Nathaniel Bacon declared a rebel for assembling frontiersmen to protect settlers from Indians

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World Leaders in 1676

Famous People Who Died in 1676

  • Jan 14 Pier Francesco Cavalli, Italian opera composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 29 Tsar Alexis I of Russia [Aleksey Mikhaylovich], Tsar of Russia (1645-76), dies at 46
  • Feb 8 Alexis I [Aleksey Mikhailovich], 1st Romanov Tsar of Russia, dies at 46
  • Feb 14 Abraham Bosse, French engraver and artist
  • Mar 21 Henri Sauval, French historian (b. 1623)

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