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Year 1662 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 27 1st American lime kiln begins operation in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Feb 1 Dutch garrison on Formosa surrenders to Chinese pirates

Historical Figures Born in 1662

  • Jan 27 Richard Bentley, English classical scholar (Dissertation on the Epistles of Phalaris), started the 1st written examinations in the West, born in Oulton, England (d. 1742)
  • Apr 26 Marie Louise D'Orleans, Queen consort of Spain as the first wife of King Charles II of Spain, born in Palais-Royal, Paris, Kingdom of France (d. 1689)
  • Apr 30 Mary II, Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland (1689-94), born in St James's Palace, London (d. 1694)
  • May 3 Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann, German architect, born in Herford, Germany (d. 1736)
  • May 12 Jan F van Bloom [Orizonte], Flemish painter, baptized

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Historical Marriages

  • Feb 24 English Poet and author of "Paradise Lost" John Milton marries 3rd wife Elizabeth Mynshull, 31 years his junior.