Events in year of 1663

  • 01-06Great earthquake in New England
  • 01-10King Charles II affirms charter of Royal African Company
  • 02-05Earthquake in Canada
  • 04-01Gemert fines unwed motherhood (50 guilder penalty)
  • 04-06King Charles II signs Carolina Charter
  • 04-18Osman declares war on Austria
  • 05-07Theatre Royal in Drury Lane London opens
  • 06-08Battle at Amegical: English and Portugese fleet beats Spanish
  • 07-08King Charles II of England grants a charter to Rhode Island
  • 07-26France annexes Venaissin
  • 07-27English parliament accepts Staple Act
  • 09-131st serious slave conspiracy in colonial America (Virginia)

People born in year of 1663

  • 02-12Cotton Mather: Witchcraft authority
  • 02-28Thomas Newcomen: English co-inventor (steam engine)
  • 03-07Tomaso Antonio Vitali: Composer
  • 03-16Nicholas Siret: Composer
  • 07-01Franz Xaver Murschhauser: Composer
  • 07-20Pierre Drevet: French engraver
  • 08-31Guillaume Amontons: French physicist
  • 10-09Gian M Crescimbeni: Italian literary / critic (Arcadia)
  • 10-18Frans Eugenius: Duke / Prince of Savoye / land guardian of Austria-Netherlands
  • 11-13Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow: Composer
  • 11-14Friederich Wilhelm Zachow: Composer
  • 11-26Pedro de Peralta y Barnuevo: Peruvian poet (Obras Dramaticas)

People died in year of 1663

  • 01-29Robert Sanderson: Bishop of Lincoln (1660-63)
  • 04-25Heinrich Pape: Composer, dies at 53
  • 06-04William Juxon: Archbishop of Canterbury (1660-63)
  • 07-02Thomas Selle: Composer, dies at 64
  • 12-05Severo Bonini: Composer, dies at 80

Events in year of 1664

  • 03-06King Louis XIV and Emperor of Brandenburg signs covenant
  • 03-121st naturalization act in American colonies
  • 03-12New Jersey becomes a British colony
  • 03-24Roger Williams is granted a charter to colonize Rhode Island
  • 04-06France and Saksen sign alliance
  • 05-281st Baptist Church organizes (Boston)
  • 06-04Viceroy Willem Frederik conquerors Dijlerschans
  • 06-06New Amsterdam renamed New York City
  • 07-234 British ships to drive Dutch out of NY, arrive in Boston
  • 08-29Adriaen Pieck / Gerrit de Ferry patent wooden firespout in Amsterdam
  • 09-08Dutch surrender New Amsterdam (NY) to 300 English soldiers
  • 09-20Maryland passes 1st anti-amalgamation law to stop intermarriage of English women and black men
  • 09-24Dutch Fort Orange (Albany NY) surrenders to English
  • 12-15English colonizing Connecticut

People born in year of 1664

  • 01-14Simon van Slingelandt: Dutch grand pensionary (1727-36)
  • 01-24John Vanbrugh: London, England -- Dramatist / architect
  • 03-17Georg Osterreich: Composer
  • 05-31Giulio Alberoni: Spanish / Italian Minister / Cardinal
  • 06-05Mustafa II: Sultan of Turkey (1695-1703)
  • 07-21Matthew Prior: English poet
  • 08-04Louis Lully: Composer
  • 08-06Johann Christoph Schmidt: Composer
  • 08-25Johan van de Bergh: Leids regent
  • 09-09Johann Christoph Pez: Composer
  • 11-09Johannes Speth: Composer

People died in year of 1664

  • 01-18Moise Amyrault: French Theologist / vicar
  • 04-04Adam Willaerts: Dutch seascape painter
  • 07-16A Gryphius: Writer, dies at 47
  • 10-31Willem Frederik of Nassau-Dietz: Viceroy of Friesland, dies at 51