On This Day

What Happened in June 1678

Historical Events


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Jun 25 Venetian Elena Cornaro Piscopia is awarded a doctorate of philosophy, the 1st woman to receive a university doctoral degree or PhD

Philosopher and Mathematician Elena Cornaro Piscopia
Philosopher and Mathematician
Elena Cornaro Piscopia

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 2 Pieter the Great, regent/diplomat, dies at 63
  • Jun 2 Pieter de Groot, Dutch regent and diplomat (First Stadtholderless Period of the Dutch Republic), dies at 63
  • Jun 17 Giacomo Torelli, Italian stage designer, engineer and architect dies at 69