Year 1669 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 1 French King Louis XIV limits freedom of religion
  • Mar 11 Mt Etna in Sicily erupts in its largest recorded eruption, killing 15,000
  • Mar 25 Mount Etna in Sicily erupts, destroying Nicolosi, killing 20,000
  • May 31 Citing poor eyesight, English civil servant Samuel Pepys records the last event in his famous diary
  • Jun 19 Polish parliament selects Litouwer Michael Wisniopwiecki as king
  • Jul 6 LaSalle leaves Montreal to explore Ohio River
  • Jul 21 John Locke's Constitution of English colony Carolina is approved
  • Sep 6 The siege of Candia, on Crete, ends with the Venetian fortress surrendering to the Ottomans - second-longest siege in history (began 1648)
  • Nov 16 French state funeral for Henrietta Maria, princess of France, widow of English King Charles I, at St Denis with famous oration by Bishop Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
  • Dec 20 1st jury trial in Delaware; Marcus Jacobson condemned for insurrection & sentenced to flogging, branding & slavery
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Historical Figures Born in 1669

  • May 26 Sébastien Vaillant, French botanist, born in Vigny, Île-de-France, France (d. 1722)
  • Jun 24 Francois van Aerssen, Dutch vice-admiral (Suriname, Algeria), born in Paris (d. 1740)
  • Jul 4 Alexander von Papenhoven, Flemish religious sculptor, born in Antwerp (d. 1759)
  • Aug 9 Yevdokiya Lopukhina, Tsarina of Russia, first wife of Peter I of Russia, born in Moscow (d. 1731)
  • Aug 27 Anne Marie of Orléans, Queen of Italy, born in Château de Saint-Cloud, France (d. 1728)

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