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

Events in year of 1667

  • 01-03Resistance of Androsovo in Russia-Poland
  • 01-03Russia and Poland sign Truce of Androsovo
  • 01-20Treaty of Andrussovo-ends 13 year war between Poland and Russia
  • 02-28English colony Suriname in Dutch hands
  • 03-31France / England signs anti-Dutch military accord
  • 04-091st public art exhibition (Palais-Royale, Paris)
  • 05-23King Afonso VI of Portugal flees
  • 05-24French troops attack into Southern Netherlands
  • 06-21Dutch Admiral Michiel de Ruyter occupies Sheerness, England
  • 06-25Dr Jean-Baptiste Denys, French doctor, performs 1st blood transfusion
  • 07-31Peace of Breda: 2nd English war-Suriname vs. New-Netherlands ends
  • 08-05State of Holland obtain Eternal Edict
  • 08-27Earliest recorded hurricane in US (Jamestown Virginia)
  • 10-18English fleet plunders Suriname plantations
  • 11-07Jean Racines "Andromaque, " premieres in Paris
  • 11-18Treaty of Bongaja: King Hassan-Udin of Makasar and VOC
  • 12-15Brandenburg declares himself neutral in Devolutie War

People born in year of 1667

  • 01-26Henricus Zwaardecroon: Governor-General of the Netherlands Indies
  • 02-17Georg Bronner: Composer
  • 04-29John Arbuthnot: Scottish writer (Alexander Pope)
  • 07-27Jean Bernoulli: Mathematician
  • 09-24Jean-Louis Lully: Composer
  • 12-04Michel Pignolet de Monteclair: Composer
  • 12-15Ludwig Ernst: Composer
  • 12-18Wenzel Ludwig von Radolt: Composer

People died in year of 1667

  • 02-20David ben Samuel Halevi: Rabbi / Author (Shulchan Aruch)
  • 05-06Johann Jacob Froberger: German singer / Organist / composer, dies at 50
  • 05-07Johann Jakob Froberger: German Organist / singer / composer, dies at 50
  • 05-09Marie Louise de Gonzague-Nevers: French Queen of Poland (1645-48)
  • 05-22Alexander VII [Fabio Chigi]: Italian Pope (1655-67), dies at 68
  • 06-05Pietro Sforza: Italian Theologist (Assertiones Theologicae)
  • 06-07Thomas de Keyser: Amsterdam master builder / painter, buried
  • 07-11John Fox: Amsterdam writer, buried
  • 07-28Abraham Cowley: English Poet (Mistress / Sex libri plantarum)
  • 08-01Paul Foot: Lawyer / historian, dies at 48
  • 08-27Adriaen Melar: Flemish engraver, buried at 33
  • 08-31Johann Rist: Composer, dies at 60
  • 09-03Alonso Cano: Spanish Painter / Sculptor / architect, dies at 66
  • 09-28Jacobus Golius: Mathematician / founder (Leidse observ), dies at 71
  • 10-24Gabriel Metsu: Dutch painter, buried
  • 10-30Johann Jakob Wolleb: Composer, dies at 54
  • 11-16Nathaniel Schnittelbach: Composer, dies at 34