Year 1681 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 4 English Quaker William Penn receives charter from Charles II, making him sole proprietor of colonial American territory Pennsylvania
  • Mar 21 3rd Exclusion Parliament meets in London
  • Jul 2 Earl of Shaftesbury arrested for high treason
  • Sep 30 Netherlands & Sweden sign treaty
  • Oct 24 Earl of Shaftesbury accused of high treason in London
  • Nov 9 Hungarian parliament promises protestants freedom of religion

Historical Figures Born in 1681

  • Mar 30 Pieter Snyers, Flemish painter/engraver
  • Jun 18 Feofan Prokopovich, Russian Orthodox theologian and Archbishop of Novgorod, born in Kyiv, Ukraine, Russian Empire (d. 1736)
  • Jun 26 Hedvig Sophia, Duchess of Holstein-Gottorp, born in Three Crowns Castle, Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1708)
  • Aug 5 Vitus Bering, Danish explorer of Bering Strait and coast of Alaska, born in Horsens, Denmark (d. 1741)
  • Sep 11 Johann Gottlieb Heineccius, German jurist, born in Eisenberg, Germany (d. 1741)

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Historical Figures Who Died in 1681

  • Jan 28 Richard Allestree, English royalist churchman (b. 1619)
  • Mar 12 Frans van Mieris the Elder, Dutch painter, dies at 45
  • May 25 Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Spanish dramatist, poet and writer of the Spanish Golden Age, dies at 81
  • Jun 9 William Lilly, English astrologer (Christian Astrology), dies at 79
  • Jul 1 Oliver Plunkett, Catholic Archbishop of Armagh and last Catholic martyr (later beatified) to die in England, hanged, drawn and quartered for treason at Tyburn at 55

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