Year 1673 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 22 Postal service between New York & Boston inaugurated
  • Feb 20 1st recorded wine auction held in London
  • Feb 21 Michiel de Ruyter appointed lt-admiral-general of Dutch fleet
  • Mar 18 Lord Berkley sells his half of New Jersey to the Quakers
  • Mar 29 English King Charles II accepts Test Act: Roman Catholics excluded from public functions
  • May 17 Louis Jolliet & Jacques Marquette begin exploring Mississippi
  • Jun 6 France and Brandenburg sign peace treaty
  • Jun 12 Charles II's brother duke James of York resigns as Lord High Admiral
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Historical Figures Born in 1673

  • Jan 31 Louis de Montfort, French catholic priest and saint (d. 1716)
  • Apr 21 Wilhelmine Amalia of Brunswick-L√ľneburg, Holy Roman Empire Empress, born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1742)
  • May 29 Cornelis van Bijnkershoek, Dutch jurist who helped develop international law along positivist lines, born in Middelburg, Netherlands (d. 1743)
  • Aug 8 John Ker, Scottish spy (d. 1726)
  • Aug 11 Richard Mead, physician, born in London, England

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