On This Day

1667 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 3 Resistance of Androsovo in Russia-Poland
  • Jan 20 Treaty of Andrussovo ends 13 year war between Poland & Russia
  • Jan 30 Treaty/Truce of Andrusovo signed between Tsardom of Russia & Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
  • Feb 9 Treaty of Andrussovo: Russia and Poland signs peace treaty
  • Feb 25 Abraham Crijnssens fleet reach Fort Willoughby on Suriname River
  • Feb 27 Abraham Crijnssen conquers Fort Willoughby (Zeelandia), Suriname
  • Feb 28 English colony Suriname comes under Dutch controls
  • Mar 31 France & England sign anti-Dutch military accord
  • Apr 6 An earthquake devastates Dubrovnik, then an independent city-state
  • Apr 9 1st public art exhibition at the Palais-Royale in Paris

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Apr 27 Blind and impoverished, English poet John Milton sells the copyright of "Paradise Lost" for £10

  • May 23 King Afonso VI of Portugal flees
  • May 24 French troops attack into Southern Netherlands
  • Jun 12 -13] Michiel de Ruyter destroys English fleet
  • Jun 15 1st fully documented human blood transfusion is performed by French physician, Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys, when a small amount of sheep blood is transfused into a 15-year old boy, who survives the procedure
  • Jun 21 Dutch Admiral Michiel de Ruyter occupies Sheerness, England
  • Jul 31 Peace of Breda: 2nd English war-Suriname vs New-Netherlands ends
  • Aug 5 State of Holland obtain Eternal Edict
  • Oct 18 English fleet plunders Suriname plantations
  • Oct 26 Arung Palakka's Bugis forces occupy Makassar, southern Sulawesi

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 7 Jean Racine's "Andromaque" premieres in Paris

Dramatist and Playwright Jean Racine
Dramatist and Playwright
Jean Racine
  • Nov 18 Treaty of Bongaja: King Hassan-Udin of Makasar & VOC
  • Nov 25 A deadly earthquake rocks Shemakha, in the Caucasus, killing 80,000 people.
  • Dec 15 Brandenburg declares himself neutral in Devolutie War

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 26 Henricus Zwaardecroon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies
  • Apr 29 John Arbuthnot, Scottish mathematician and writer (Scriblerus Club), born in Inverbervie, Scotland (d. 1735)
  • May 26 Abraham de Moivre, French mathematician (De Moivre's theorem), born in Vitry-sur-Seine, France (d. 1754)
  • Jun 18 Ivan Trubetskoy, Russian field marshal (d. 1750)
  • Jul 2 Pietro Ottoboni, Italian cardinal and grandnephew of Pope Alexander VIII, born in Venice (d. 1740)
  • Jul 27 Jean Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1748)
  • Aug 11 Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, last of the Medicis (d. 1743)
  • Aug 28 Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, queen of Denmark and Norway, born in Güstrow, Germany (d. 1721)
  • Sep 5 Giovanni Gerolamo Saccheri, Italian mathematician, born in Sanremo, Italy (d. 1733)
  • Sep 28 Asano Naganori, Japanese warlord (daimyō), born in Edo, Japan (d. 1701)
  • Oct 28 Maria Anna of Neuburg, second wife of Charles II of Spain, born in Benrath Palace, Düsseldorf, Electoral Palatinate (d. 1740)
  • Nov 2 James Louis Sobieski, Crown Prince of Poland, born in Paris (d. 1737)
  • Nov 5 Christoph Ludwig Agricola, German landscape painter, born in Regensburg, Germany (d. 1719)

Person of interestJonathan Swift

Nov 30 Jonathan Swift, Irish author and satirist (Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1745)

Author, Poet and Satirist Jonathan Swift
Author, Poet and Satirist
Jonathan Swift
  • Dec 9 William Whiston, English Anglican priest and mathematician, born in Norton, Leicestershire, England (d. 1752)
  • Dec 25 Ehrengard von der Schulenburg, English royal mistress (d. 1743)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 20 David ben Samuel Halevi, rabbi/author (Shulchan Aruch), dies
  • May 2 George Wither, English writer (Abuses Stript and Whipt), dies at 78
  • May 9 Marie Louise de Gonzague-Nevers, French Queen of Poland (1645-48), dies at 55
  • May 14 Georges de Scudéry, French writer and dramatist (L'Amour tyrannique), dies at 65
  • May 16 Thomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton, English statesman (b. 1607)
  • May 22 Alexander VII [Fabio Chigi], Italian Pope (1655-67), dies at 68
  • May 25 Gustaf Bonde, Swedish statesman (b. 1620)
  • Jun 5 Francesco Sforza Pallavicino, Italian theologist and historian (Istoria del Concilio di Trento), dies at 59
  • Jun 7 Thomas de Keyser, Amsterdam master builder/painter, buried
  • Jun 18 Louise Henriette, daughter of Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange, dies at 39
  • Jul 11 John Fox, Amsterdam writer, buried
  • Jul 28 Abraham Cowley, English poet (Mistress/Sex libri plantarum), dies
  • Aug 1 Paul Foot, lawyer/historian, dies at 48
  • Aug 3 Francesco Borromini, Italian sculptor and architect, dies at 67
  • Aug 13 Jeremy Taylor, Irish author and bishop (b. 1613)
  • Aug 27 Adriaen Melar, Flemish engraver, buried at 33
  • Sep 3 Alonso Cano, Spanish painter, sculptor and architect, dies at 66
  • Sep 28 Jacobus Golius, Dutch mathematician and Arabic translator, dies at 71
  • Oct 18 Fasilides, Emperor of Ethiopia
  • Oct 24 Gabriel Metsu, Dutch painter, buried
  • Oct 24 Godefroy Wendelin, Flemish astronomer, the crater Vendelinus on the Moon is named after him, dies at 87
  • Nov 12 Hans Nansen, Danish statesman, dies at 68
  • Nov 28 Jean de Thévenot, French traveller and scientist (b. 1633)