On This Day

What Happened in June 1676

Historical Events

Battle of Öland

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 6 Georg Riedel, German composer, born in Königsberg, Germany (d. 1738)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Creutz, Swedish admiral (Öland), dies in battle
  • Jun 1 Uggla, Swedish admiral (Öland), dies in battle
  • Jun 7 Paul Gerhardt, German Luthern hymnist, dies at 69