Year 1678 in History

Events in History in 1678

Historical Figures Born in 1678

  • Mar 3 Madeleine de Verchères, French Canadian heroine (d. 1747)
  • Mar 7 Filippo Juvarra, Italian architect, born in Messina, Italy (d. 1736)
  • Mar 15 Dominique Marie Valet, French RC/old-catholic bishop
  • Jul 26 Joseph I Habsburg, German king and Roman Catholic emperor (1705-11), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1711)
  • Sep 16 Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke, English statesman and philosopher, born in Battersea, Surrey, England (d. 1751)

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Historical Figures Who Died in 1678

  • Jan 4 Joan Maetsuyker, Dutch governor-general of Ceylon (1653-78), dies at 71
  • Jan 24 Joan Maetsuyker, gov-gen of Neth East-Indies, dies at 72
  • Jan 29 Jeronimo Lobo, Portuguese Jesuit missionary (b. 1593)
  • Feb 10 Philip Vingboons, Amsterdam's master builder, buried
  • May 5 Anna M van Schurman, Dutch poet, spoke 10 languages, dies at about 70

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