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Year 1674 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 9 English reconquer NY from Netherlands
  • Feb 19 Netherlands & England sign Peace of Westminster (NYC becomes English)

Historical Figures Born in 1674

  • Jan 13 Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, French tragic poet and playwright (Rhadamiste et Zénobie), born in Dijon, France (d. 1762)
  • Jan 24 Thomas Tanner, English bishop (d. 1735)
  • Mar 30 Jethro Tull, English agricultural writer, born in Basildon, England (d. 1741) baptism date
  • Jun 20 Nicholas Rowe, English poet and playwright (Tamerlane), Poet Laureate (1715-18), born in Little Barford, Bedfordshire (d. 1718)
  • Jun 22 Jean Philippe Eugène de Mérode, Belgian marquis of Westerloo, born in Brussels (d. 1732)

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