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

Events in year of 1662

  • 01-271st American lime kiln begins operation (Providence RI)
  • 02-01Dutch garrison on Formosa surrenders for Chinese pirates
  • 04-22Royal Society incorporates
  • 04-23Connecticut chartered as an English colony
  • 04-27Netherlands and France sign military covenant
  • 05-03Royal charter granted Connecticut
  • 05-19Uniformity Act of England goes into effect
  • 06-24Dutch invasion of Macau repulsed (Macau Day)
  • 08-24Act of Uniformity requires English to accept book of Common Prayer
  • 09-14Netherlands and England sign peace treaty
  • 09-16Flamsteed sees solar eclipse, 1st known astronomical observation
  • 10-26Charles II of England sold Dunkirk to France
  • 10-27England sells Duinkerken to France for 2.5 million livres

People born in year of 1662

  • 01-27Richard Bentley: Oulton, United Kingdom -- Scholar / controversialist
  • 02-05Giuseppi Vignola: Composer
  • 07-11Maximilian II Emanuel: Elect of Bayern

People died in year of 1662

  • 02-13Elisabeth Stuart: English Daughter of James I, dies at 65
  • 04-04Davis Mell: Composer, dies at 57
  • 04-04Leonhart Kern: German Sculptor, dies at about 73
  • 04-20Gerard Terborch [the Elder]: Painter
  • 04-22John Tradescant: Traveller / gardener
  • 06-30Johannes C Verspronck: Portrait painter, buried at about 64
  • 07-01Simon Ives: Composer, dies at 61
  • 10-21Henry Lawes: Composer, dies at 66