Events in year of 1665

  • 02-27Battle at Elmina, Gold Coast: Vice-adm De Ruyter beats English
  • 03-04English King Charles II declares war on Netherlands
  • 03-06Philosophical Transactions of Royal Society starts publishing
  • 03-11New York approves new code guaranteeing Protestants religious rights
  • 05-05Nicolaas Witsen visits patriarch Nikon in Moscow
  • 05-15Pope Alexander VII convicts Jansenisme
  • 06-03Duke of York defeats Dutch fleet off the coast of Lowestoft
  • 06-06Battle at Monte Carlo: English and Portuguese army beat Spain
  • 06-12English rename New Amsterdam, NY, after Dutch pull out
  • 06-13Sea battle at Lowestoft: English fleet beats Dutch
  • 06-17Battle at Viciosa: English and Portuguese army beat Spain
  • 08-02French expedition against Barbarians in Tunis / Algiers
  • 08-12English fleet beat Dutch fleet
  • 08-27"Ye Bare & Ye Cubb" is 1st play, performed in North America (Acomac, Va)
  • 11-071st edition of "London Gazette"
  • 12-11"Messiah" Sjabtai Tswi festival in Smyrna
  • 12-30"Messiah" Sjabtai Tswi departs to Constantinople

People born in year of 1665

  • 01-12Pierre de Fermat: French lawyer / mathematician
  • 02-06Anne Stuart: Queen of England (1702-14)
  • 02-12Rudolph J Camerarius: German Botanist / Physician (sexuality plant)
  • 03-27Benjamin Neukirch: German poet (Herrn von Hofmannswaldau)
  • 06-05Nicolas Bernier: Composer
  • 08-20Bernardus Smijtegelt: Vicar (Gekrookte Reed)
  • 09-20Johannes van der Hagen: Vicar / genealogist / chronologer

People died in year of 1665

  • 01-21Domenico Mazzocchi: Composer, dies at 72
  • 02-28Lodewijk van Nassau: Dutch Governor (Bois-le-Duc)
  • 05-24Maria de Jesus de Agreda [Maria Coronel]: Spanish franciscans
  • 05-31Pieter J Saenredam: Dutch architectural painter, dies at 67
  • 06-13Auke Stellingwerf: Lieutenant Admiral of Friesland, dies in battle at about 29
  • 06-13Egbert Meussen Kortenaer: Vice-admiral, dies in battle at about 29
  • 06-13Jacob van Wassenaer [Foggy Obdam]: Lieutenant Admiral, dies in battle at 55
  • 09-17Philip IV: King of Spain (1621-55)
  • 11-10Samuel Friedrich Capricornus: Composer, dies at 36
  • 11-19Nicholas Poussin: French painter
  • 12-10Tarquinio Mercula: Composer

Events in year of 1666

  • 02-16Netherlands and Brandenburg sign treaty
  • 06-04Battle at Duinkerk: English vs. Dutch fleet
  • 08-04Hurricane hits Guadeloupe, Martinique and St. Christopher; thousands die
  • 08-04Sea battle between Netherlands and England
  • 08-05English fleet beats Dutch under Michiel the Ruyter
  • 09-01Great London Fire begins in Pudding Lane. 80% of London is destroyed
  • 09-02Fire in London destroys 13,000 houses and kills 8
  • 09-16"Messiah" Sjabtai Tswi becomes Islamiet
  • 09-23Princess Maria of Orange-Nassau marries Mauritius Earl of Simmeren
  • 10-25Brandenburg / Brunswick / Denmark / Netherlands form anti-French Quadruple Alliance
  • 11-14Samuel Pepys reports on 1st blood transfusion (between dogs)
  • 12-30Abraham Crijnssen departs to Suriname

People born in year of 1666

  • 02-15Antonio M Valsalva: Italian anatomist (eardrums, glottis)
  • 03-15Georg Baehr: German master builder (Frauenkirche, Dresden)
  • 04-17Francois Valentijn: Dutch vicar / writer
  • 04-25Johann Heinrich Buttstett: Composer
  • 08-27Ivan V: Co-tsar of Russia (1682-89)
  • 09-05Gottfried Arnold: German theologist / historian / songwriter
  • 11-01James Sherard: Composer
  • 11-05Attilio Ariosti: Composer
  • 12-05Francesco Antonio Nicola Scarlotti: Composer

People died in year of 1666

  • 01-18Adriaen A Bloemaert: Dutch landscape painter, dies at about 56
  • 01-20Anna of Austria: Queen of France / Daughter of Philip III, dies at 64
  • 01-24Johann Andreas Herbst: Composer, dies at 77
  • 02-01Sjihab al-Din Sultan C Shah Djahan: Mogol of India (Taj-Mahal)
  • 02-24Nicholas Lanier: Composer, dies at 77
  • 05-06Paul Siefert: Composer, dies at 79
  • 06-11Cornelis Evertsen the Old: Swiss Vice-Admiral, dies in battle at 55
  • 06-15Pieter de Bitter: Dutch Admiral (Colombo, Goa)
  • 06-26Richard Fanshawe: Diplomat / translator / poet
  • 06-30Adam Krieger: German composer, dies at 32
  • 06-30Alexander Brome: British Poet
  • 08-04Johan Evertsen: Ltalian Admiral of Zeeland, lynched in Brielle
  • 08-06Tsjerk H de Vries: Fleet guardian, dies in Battle at 43
  • 08-15Johann A Schall von Bell: German Missionary / astronomer
  • 08-24Francisco M the Melo: Portuguese Author (Obras Morales), dies at 57
  • 08-30Benedictus Carpzovius [Benedikt Carpzov]: German lawyer
  • 09-01French Neck: Portrait Painter (Women Portrait), dies at about 86
  • 10-11Henry de Fleury dee Coulan: Mister of Buat / ritmeester