Year 1664 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 21 Count Miklos of Zrinyi sets out to battle Turkish invasion army
  • Mar 6 King Louis XIV & Emperor of Brandenburg signs covenant
  • Mar 12 1st naturalization act in American colonies
  • Mar 12 New Jersey becomes an English colony
  • Mar 20 Scientist Robert Hooke is appointed Professor of Geometry at Gresham College, London
  • Mar 24 Roger Williams is granted a charter to colonize Rhode Island
  • Apr 6 France & Saxony sign alliance
  • May 7 Louis XIV of France inaugurates The Palace of Versailles.
  • May 14 Turkish Grand Vizier Köprülü Fazıl Ahmed attacks 120,000 Donau soldiers
  • Jun 4 Viceroy Willem Frederik conquers Dijlerschans
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Historical Figures Born in 1664

  • Jan 4 Lars Roberg, Swedish physician (d. 1742)
  • Jan 14 Simon van Slingelandt, Dutch grand pensionary (1727-36), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1736)
  • Jan 20 Giovanni Vincenzo Gravina, Italian writer and jurist (d. 1718)
  • Jan 24 John Vanbrugh, dramatist/architect (baptized), born in London, England
  • Apr 6 Arvid Horn, Swedish statesman (d. 1742)

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Historical Figures Who Died in 1664

  • Jan 18 Moses Amyraut, French theologian (b. 1596)
  • Apr 4 Adam Willaerts, Dutch seascape painter, dies
  • May 21 Elizabeth Poole, English born Puritan American settler, first woman to found a town (Taunton), dies at 65
  • Jul 12 Stefano della Bella, Italian printmaker (b. 1610)
  • Jul 16 Andreas Gryphius, German lyric poet and dramatist, dies at 47

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