On This Day

1671 in History

Events in History

<b>Pirate</b> AttackPirate Attack

Jan 27 Welsh pirate Henry Morgan lands at the gates of Panama City

Pirate Henry Morgan
Henry Morgan
  • Apr 14 Cossacks capture Russian peasant leader Stenka Razin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 22 King Charles II sits in on English parliament

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • Apr 30 Petar Zrinski, the Croatian Ban from the Zrinski family, is executed.
  • May 9 Colonel Thomas Blood attempts to steal Crown Jewels of England and Scotland from the Tower of London, captured running from the tower with the jewels
  • Oct 25 Giovanni Cassini discovers Iapetus, satellite of Saturn

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Nov 1 French King Louis XIV & RC German emperor Leopold I sign secret anti-Dutch treaty

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • Nov 11 Dutch States-General forbids importation of French wine

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 11 François-Marie, 1st duc de Broglie, French military leader (d. 1745)
  • Jan 15 Abraham de la Pryme, English antiquarian, born in Hatfield (d. 1704)
  • Feb 26 Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury, English politician and philosopher (d. 1713)

Person of interestRob Roy

Mar 7 Rob Roy, Scottish folk hero, baptized in Buchanan, Stirlingshire, Scotland (d. 1734)

Folk Hero and Outlaw Rob Roy
Folk Hero and Outlaw
Rob Roy
  • Apr 6 Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, French playwright/poet (Sacred Odes & Songs)
  • Apr 21 John Law, Scottish economist and author (Money and Trade Considered), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1729)
  • May 22 Abraham Patras, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (1735-37), born in Grenoble, France (d. 1737)
  • May 24 Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, born in Pitti Palace, Florence, Tuscany (d. 1737)
  • Jul 14 Jacques D'Allonville, French astronomer and mathematician (d. 1732)
  • Oct 1 Luigi Guido Grandi, Italian mathematician and monk, born in Cremona, Italy (d. 1742)
  • Oct 11 Frederik IV, King of Denmark and Norway (1699-1730), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1730)
  • Dec 1 John Keill, Scottish mathematician, born in Edinburgh, Scotland, (d. 1721)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 31 Anne Hyde, wife of James II of England (b. 1637)
  • May 7 Pieter Stockmans, Flemish chairman of Opperkrijgshof, dies at 62
  • Jun 6 Stenka/Stepan Razin, Russian cossack/boer leader quartered alive (ns. 16 June)
  • Jun 16 Stenka Razin, Cossack rebel leader, tortured & executed in Moscow
  • Jun 25 Giovanni Riccioli, Italian astronomer (Almagestum Novum), dies at 73
  • Jul 14 Méric Casaubon, French-English classical scholar, dies at 71
  • Sep 1 Hugues de Lionne, Marquess de Berny, French ambassador to Rome, dies at 59
  • Oct 26 Sir John Gell, 1st Baronet, English politician (b. 1593)
  • Nov 12 Thomas, 3rd baron Fairfax of Cameron, English general, dies at 59
  • Dec 28 Johann Friedrich Gronovius, German classical scholar, dies at 60