On This Day

1670 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 4 Battle of Sinhagad, Shivaji commander Tanaji Malusare recaptures fort of Sinhagad from the Mugals, scaling the walls with help of pet monitor lizard
  • Feb 14 Roman Catholic Emperor Leopold I chases Jews out of Vienna
  • Feb 17 France and Bavaria sign military assistance treaty
  • Feb 27 Jews expelled from Austria by order of Leopold I
  • Apr 29 Clemens X [Emilio Bonaventura Altieri] elected Pope

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May 2 King Charles II gives royal charter to the Hudson's Bay Company

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • Jun 1 English King Charles II & French King Louis XIV sign secret anti-Dutch treaty
  • Jul 25 Austrian Emperor Leopold I expels 4,000 Jews from Vienna
  • Jul 25 Don Juan Domingo Zuniga y Fonseca becomes governor-general of Southern Netherlands

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Sep 18 French bishop Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet appointed tutor to the dauphin, son of Louis XIV

Bishop and Writer Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
Bishop and Writer
Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • Oct 1 -4] Battle at Simbirsk a/d Wolga: Russian army beats Boers
  • Nov 28 Pierre Corneille's "Tite et Berenice" premieres in Paris
  • Dec 31 France & England sign Boyne-treaty

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 24 William Congreve, English playwright (d. 1729)
  • Feb 10 Norbert van Flowers [Cephalus], Flemish painter
  • Feb 10 William Congreve, England, writer (Old Bachelor, Way of the World)
  • Feb 28 Benjamin Wadsworth, American President of Harvard University (d. 1737)
  • May 8 Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, English soldier (d. 1726)
  • May 12 Frederick Augustus I/ August II, the Strong, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland (reputed to have sired 355 children) (d. 1733)
  • Aug 21 James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick, French military leader, born in Moulins, France (d. 1734)
  • Nov 30 John Toland, Irish rationalist philosopher, born in Ardagh, County Donegal, Ireland (d. 1722)
  • Dec 4 John Aislabie, English politician (Chancellor of the Exchequer), born in England (d. 1742)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 3 George Monck, English general, dies at 61
  • Jan 21 Honorat de Brueil seigneur de Racan, French playwright, dies at 80
  • Jan 25 Nicholas II, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1612)
  • Feb 9 Frederick III, King of Denmark and Norway (1648-70), dies at 60
  • Mar 10 Johann Rudolf Glauber, German chemist (b. 1604)
  • Mar 15 John Davenport, Puritan clergyman and cofounder of the New Haven Colony, dies at 72
  • May 21 Niccolò Zucchi, Italian astronomer, dies at 83
  • May 23 Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1610)
  • May 24 Ferdinand II, ruler of Toscane, dies at 59
  • Jun 30 Henrietta Anne Stuart, Princess of England, Scotland, and Ireland (b. 1644)
  • Sep 16 William Penn, English admiral and politician, father of the founder of the Province of Pennsylvania, dies at 49
  • Oct 27 Vavasor Powell, Welsh non-conformist leader (b. 1617)
  • Nov 10 Geory Horn [Hornius], theologist/historian, dies at about 50
  • Nov 15 John Amos Comenius, Czech-speaking Moravian teacher, educator and writer, dies at 78
  • Dec 16 Dorothy, 1st English marquis of Halifax, dies