Events in year of 1668

  • 01-19King Louis XIV and Emperor Leopold I sign treaty dividing Spain
  • 01-23England, Netherlands and Sweden signs Triple Alliance against French
  • 02-07Dutch Prince William III dances in premiere of "Ballet of Peace"
  • 02-13Treaty of Lisbon: Spain recognizes Portugal
  • 02-23Fire in Wiener Hofburg in Vienna, Emperor Leopold I rescued
  • 03-251st horse race in America takes place
  • 03-26England takes control of Bombay India
  • 03-27English King Charles II gives Bombay to East India Company
  • 04-13John Dryden (36) becomes 1st English Poet laureate
  • 05-021st peace of Aken: ends French-Spanish war in The Netherlands
  • 05-02Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, ends War of Devolution
  • 07-07Isaac Newton receives MA from Trinity College, Cambridge
  • 08-15Rijnbond disbands
  • 09-16King John II Casimir of Poland resigns, flees to France
  • 09-19Polish King John II Kazimierz resigns / goes to France
  • 10-09Mass society storms palace of "heretics" Spanish gov Jose de Paternina
  • 10-23Jews of Barbados forbidden to engage in retail trade
  • 12-13Jean Racines "Britannicus, " premieres in Paris

People born in year of 1668

  • 01-08Jean Gilles: Composer
  • 03-05Francesco Gasparini: Composer
  • 05-08Alain R Lesage: French author (Turcaret ou le Financier)
  • 06-21Cajetan Kolberer: Composer
  • 07-06Peter Burmannus [Pieter Burman]: Dutch attorney / classicist
  • 10-18Johan Georg IV: Elector of Saxony (1691-94)
  • 10-18Wierich PL Earl von Daun: Austrian Prince of Thiano / Field Marshal
  • 11-10Francois Couperin: Paris, France -- Composer / Organist (Concerts Royaux)
  • 12-03Casimir Schweizelsperg: Composer
  • 12-31Hermannus Boerhaave: Dutch medical / Botanist

People died in year of 1668

  • 03-27Clemens Thieme: Composer, dies at 36
  • 05-23Philips Wouwerman: Haarlems painter, buried
  • 07-10Adam-Nicolas Gascon: Composer, dies at 45
  • 08-09Francois Anguier: French sculptor, dies at about 64
  • 08-23Artus Quellinus: Flemish Sculptor (Amsterdam townhall)
  • 11-16Antoon Anselmo: South Netherlands lawyer, dies at about 79
  • 12-22Stephen Day: 1st British colonial printer

Events in year of 1669

  • 02-01French King Louis XIV limits freedom of religion
  • 03-11Volcano Etna in Italy erupts killing 15,000
  • 03-25Mount Etna in Sicily erupts, destroying Nicolosi, killing 20,000
  • 06-19Polish parliament selects Litouwer Michael Wisniopwiecki as King
  • 07-06LaSalle leaves Montreal to explore Ohio River
  • 07-21John Lockes Constitution of English colony Carolina approved
  • 12-201st jury trial in Delaware; Marcus Jacobson condemned for insurrection and sentenced to flogging, branding and slavery
  • 12-31France and Brandenburg sign secret treaty

People born in year of 1669

  • 02-01Miguel Lopez: Composer
  • 02-02Louis Marchand: Composer
  • 02-16Arnold Boonen: Dutch portrait painter
  • 06-24Francois van Aerssen: Dutch Vice-Admiral (Suriname / Algeria)
  • 06-30Mauritius Vogt: Composer
  • 07-04Alexander von Papenhoven: Flemish religious sculptor
  • 08-24Alessandro Marcello: Composer
  • 11-23Johann K Amman: Swiss / Dutch deaf-mute teacher (Surdus Loquens)

People died in year of 1669

  • 01-19Leo Allatios: Greek / Italian Theologist / literary, dies at about 82
  • 01-27Gaspar de Crayer: Flemish painter, dies at 87
  • 02-01Abandoned child: Huygens friend Poet Catharina Questiers, buried at 31
  • 02-23Lieuwe van Aitzema: Frisian historian, dies at 68
  • 03-23Philipp Buchner: Composer, dies at 54
  • 05-02Pieter Jansz Post: Master builder (Waag, Gouda), dies at 61
  • 05-16Pietro da Cortona [Berrettini]: Painter / architect
  • 05-16Reyer Anslo: Writer / poet, dies at about 42
  • 05-20Joris van der Hagen: Landscape painter
  • 05-24Pieter Cuypers: South Netherlands lawyer, dies at 48
  • 06-18Abraham Crijnssen: Swiss Admiral, conquered Suriname
  • 07-29Christopher Simpson: Composer
  • 10-14Antonio Cesti: Composer, dies at 46
  • 11-05John Coccejus: German / Netherlands reformed theologist, dies at about 66
  • 11-06Laurentius Erhard: Composer, dies at 71
  • 11-20Arnold Geulincx: South Netherlands philosopher (Cholera), dies at 45
  • 12-09Clement IX [Giulio Rospigliosi]: Ital Pope (1667-69)