On This Day

Events in History in 1668

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Jan 19 King Louis XIV & Emperor Leopold I sign treaty dividing Spain

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • Jan 23 England, Netherlands & Sweden sign Triple Alliance against French
  • Feb 13 Treaty of Lisbon: Spain recognizes Portugal
  • Feb 23 Fire in the Hofburg in Vienna, Emperor Leopold I rescued
  • Mar 26 England takes control of Bombay, India

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Mar 27 English king Charles II gives Bombay to East India Company

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • Apr 13 John Dryden (36) appointed first English poet laureate by Charles II
  • May 2 Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, 1st peace of Aachen: ends War of Devolution, French-Spanish war in The Netherlands

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Jul 7 Isaac Newton receives MA from Trinity College, Cambridge

Physicist & Mathematician Isaac Newton
Physicist & Mathematician
Isaac Newton
  • Aug 15 Confederation of the Rhine disbands
  • Sep 16 King John II Casimir of Poland resigns, flees to France
  • Sep 19 Polish King John II Casimir Vasa resigns and goes to France the following year
  • Oct 9 Mass society storms palace of "heretics" Spanish governor Jose de Paternina
  • Oct 23 Jews of Barbados forbidden to engage in retail trade
  • Dec 13 Jean Racine's "Britannicus" premieres in Paris