What Happened in 1679

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Significant Events

  • May 27 Habeaus Corpus Act (strengthening person's right to challenge unlawful arrest & imprisonment) passes in England
  • Jul 12 Britain's King Charles II ratifies Habeas Corpus Act allowing prisoners right to be imprisoned to be examined by a court
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World Leaders in 1679

Famous People Born in 1679

  • Jan 5 Pietro Filippo Scarlotti, composer
  • Jan 19 Girolamo Chiti, Italian composer and music theorist, born in Siena (d. 1759)
  • Jan 24 Christian von Wolff, German philosopher
  • Jan 27 Jean-Francois de Troy, French painter
  • Feb 14 Georg Friedrich Kauffmann, German composer, born in Ostramondra, Thuringia, Germany (d. 1735)
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