Events in year of 1660

  • 01-01General Moncks army battles with the Tweed on way to London
  • 02-03General Moncks army reaches London
  • 02-23Charles XI becomes King of Sweden
  • 03-16English Long Parliament disbands
  • 04-04Declaration of Breda
  • 04-04English King Charles II ends Declaration of Breda (freedom of religion)
  • 04-25London Convention Parliament begins
  • 04-25Parliament meets and votes to restore Charles II
  • 05-03Sweden, Poland, Brandenburg and Austria sign Peace of Oliva
  • 05-07Isaack B Fubine of Savoy, in The Hague, patents macaroni
  • 05-08English parliament asks King Charles II to resigns
  • 05-23King Charles II returns from exile sails from Scheveningen to England
  • 05-24English King Charles II visits Netherlands
  • 05-25English King Charles II lands in Dover
  • 05-27Denmark and Sweden sign ceasefire
  • 05-29Charles II restored to English throne after Puritan Commonwealth
  • 06-06Denmark and Sweden signs peace treaty
  • 10-13Denmark King Frederik III makes coup
  • 10-15Asser Levy granted butchers license (kosher meat) in New Amsterdam
  • 11-151st kosher butcher (Asser Levy) licensed in NYC (New Amsterdam)
  • 11-28London Royal Society forms
  • 12-15Philippines: Andres Malongs rebels plunders Bagnotan

People born in year of 1660

  • 02-13Johann Sigismund Kusser: Composer
  • 02-15Frans Anneessens: Belgian Merchant / Dean of artisans
  • 03-28Arnold Houbraken: Dutch schilder / writer
  • 03-28Georg Ludwig: German Monarch of Hannover / King George I of Gt Britain
  • 04-06Johann Kuhnau: Composer
  • 04-16Hans Sloane: England, United Kingdom -- Physician / naturalist / founder (British Museum)
  • 04-19Sebastian Duron: Composer
  • 04-24Cornelis Dusart: Dutch painter / engraver
  • 04-29Matthias Henriksen Schacht: Composer
  • 05-02Pietro Alessandro Gaspare Scarlatti: Palermo, Italy -- Composer (Tigrane)
  • 05-28George I: King of England (1714-27)
  • 08-21Hubert Gautier: Engineer (wrote 1st book on bridge building)
  • 12-04Andre Campra: Composer
  • 12-12Peter Rabus: Poet / translator (Liberated Britanje)
  • 12-26Peter Schenck: German / Netherlands engraver / publisher, baptised

People died in year of 1660

  • 02-02Govert Flinck: Dutch Painter (Isaac blesses Jacob), dies at 45
  • 02-15Klaas Geritsz Compaen: Dutch buccaneer / merchant, dies at 72
  • 02-18Judith Jansdochter Leyster: Dutch painter, buried
  • 08-06Diego Rodriguez de Silva Valezquez: Spanish (court)painter, dies at 61
  • 08-12Gilbertus van Zinnik: Flemish architect, dies at about 33
  • 09-08Daniel von Czepko: German poet, dies at 54
  • 09-12Jacob Cats [Father Cats]: Pension advisor of Holland, dies at 82
  • 09-27St Vincent de Paul: Vincentian Cong founder
  • 10-07Paul Scarron: French, stagewriter (Le Roman Comique), dies at 50
  • 10-14Francesco Albana: Italian Painter (Hemelopneming of Maria), dies at 72
  • 12-03Jacques Sarazin: French Sculptor / painter, dies at about 70
  • 12-24Mary I Henriette Stuart: Queen of England, dies at 29

Events in year of 1661

  • 03-10French King Louis XIV ends office of Premier
  • 04-23English King Charles II crowned in London
  • 04-29Chinese Ming dynasty occupies Taiwan
  • 05-03Johannes Hevelius observes 3rd transit of Mercury ever to be seen
  • 06-05Isaac Newton admitted as a student to Trinity College, Cambridge
  • 06-21Treaty of Kardis: Russia and Sweden sign peace treaty
  • 06-23Marriage contract for Charles II of England and Catharina of Portugal
  • 07-03Portugal gives Tanger and Bombay to English King Charles II
  • 07-161st banknotes in Europe were issued by Bank of Stockholm
  • 07-27Parliament confirms Navigation Act
  • 08-06Holland sells Brazil to Portugal for 8 million guilders
  • 09-05French superintendant of Finance Nicolas Fouquet arrested
  • 10-01Yachting begins in England; King Charles II beats his brother James
  • 12-20Corporation Act enforced in England

People born in year of 1661

  • 01-05Jacob Balthasar Schutz: Composer
  • 04-11Antoine Coypel: French painter / poet
  • 06-06Giacomo Antonio Perti: Composer
  • 09-02Georg Bohm: German Organist / composer
  • 10-11Melchior de Polignac: French diplomat / elect (Anti-Lucretius)
  • 11-06Charles II: Last Habsburg King of Spain (1665-1700)
  • 12-05Robert Haley: Earl of Oxford / English Premier (Whig, 1710-14)

People died in year of 1661

  • 01-01Pieter Claesz: Dutch still life painter, dies at about 64
  • 01-17Andres Malong: Philippines rebel leader, executed
  • 03-08Jules Mazarin: Italian Cardinal / Premier of France, dies at 58
  • 03-09Jules "Cardinal" Mazarin: Chief Minister of France, dies at 58
  • 03-22Hendrick Uylenburgh: Art dealer, buried at about 73
  • 03-24William Leddra: Last Quaker, hanged in Boston
  • 06-03Gottfried Scheidt: Composer, dies at 67
  • 06-08John Elsevier: Book publisher / publisher, dies at 39
  • 06-26Lazaro Valvasensi: Composer, dies at 76
  • 08-06Jacqueline-M-A the Sainte Madeleine Arnauld: French abbess
  • 08-16Thomas Fuller: English Prime Minister, dies at 53
  • 08-26Louis Couperin: Composer
  • 09-12Jacobus de la Torra: RC apostole vicar of Holland, dies at about 53
  • 10-26Johann B Schup [Schuppius]: German Poet / Historian / vicar
  • 10-30Alexander Adriaenssen: Flemish painter, dies at 74