Historical Events in 1674

  • Feb 9 English reconquer NY from Netherlands
  • Feb 19 Netherlands & England sign Peace of Westminster (NYC becomes English)
  • Apr 22 Netherlands & Munster sign peace treaty
  • May 11 Netherlands & Cologne sign peace treaty
  • May 21 General John Sobieski chosen King of Poland
  • Jul 1 Spain, France & Netherlands form Triple Alliance

Event of Interest

Jul 19 Court of Holland bans books of Hobbes, Spinoza and Meyer

  • Aug 11 Battle of at Seneffe: French force led by Louis, Grand Condé fights a combined Dutch, Imperial and Spanish force under William of Orange, both sides suffer heavy casualties with neither gaining a clear advantage

Event of Interest

Aug 18 Jean Racine's "Iphigénie" premieres in Versailles

  • Sep 20 2nd West Indies Company forms
  • Oct 11 Pierre Corneille's "Surena" premieres in Paris
  • Oct 15 Torsåker witch trials begin, largest witch trials in Sweden, 71 beheaded and burned
  • Oct 16 Emperor Leopold I fires chancellor Fürst Wenzel Lobkowitz
  • Oct 26 Prince William of Orange occupies Grave
  • Nov 10 Dutch formally cede New Netherlands (New York) to the English
  • Dec 4 Father Marquette builds first dwelling in what is now Chicago