Events in year of 1671

  • 01-27Pirate Henry Morgen lands at Panama City
  • 04-14Cosaks capture Russian boer leader Stenka Razin
  • 04-22King Charles II sits in on English parliament
  • 05-09Colonel Thomas Blood attempts to steal Crown Jewels
  • 10-25Giovanni Cassini discovers Iapetus, satellite of Saturn
  • 11-01French King Louis XIV and RC German Emperor Leopold I sign secret anti-Dutch treaty
  • 11-11Dutch States-General forbids importation of French wine

People born in year of 1671

  • 02-19Charles-Hubert Gervais: Composer
  • 03-26Giacomo Cesare Predieri: Composer
  • 04-06Jean-Baptiste Rousseau: French playwright / poet (Sacred Odes & Songs)
  • 05-21Azzolino Bernardino Della Ciaia: Composer
  • 05-22Abraham Patras: Governor-General of East-Indies (1735-37)
  • 06-06Stenka / Stepan Razin: Russian cossack / boer leader
  • 06-08Tomaso Albinoni: Italian composer (Adagio in G-minor)
  • 10-11Frederik IV: King of Denmark / Norway (1699-1730)
  • 12-01Francesco Stradivari: Italian violin maker / Son of Antonius

People died in year of 1671

  • 05-07Edward Montagu: English Baron Kimbolton, dies at about 68
  • 05-07Pieter Stockmans: Flemish Chairman of Opperkrijgshof, dies at 62
  • 06-06Stenka / Stepan Razin: Russian cossack / boer leader, killed
  • 06-16Stenka Razin: Cossack rebel leader, tortured and executed in Moscow
  • 09-01Hugues de Lionne Marquis de Berny: French ambassador to Rome
  • 11-12Thomas: 3rd Baron Fairfax of Cameron, English General, dies at 59

Events in year of 1672

  • 02-08Isaac Newton reads 1st optics paper before Royal Society in London
  • 02-23Joan Blaeus publishers destroyed by fire in Amsterdam
  • 03-15King Charles II enacts Declaration of Indulgence
  • 03-17England declares war on Netherlands
  • 04-06France declares war on Netherlands
  • 05-06Brandenburgs monarch Frederik Willem signs treaty with Netherlands
  • 05-151st copyright law enacted by Massachusetts
  • 05-17Frontenac becomes Governor of New France (Canada)
  • 06-07Battle by Solebay: Dutch Admiral M de Ruyter beats French / English fleet
  • 06-12French army under General Turenne crosses Rhine at Lobith
  • 06-21Dutch pension advisor Johan de Witt seriously wounded
  • 06-21French troops under King Louis XIV occupy Utrecht
  • 06-251st recorded monthly Quaker meeting in US held, Sandwich, Massachusetts
  • 07-04States of Holland declares "Eternal Edict" void
  • 07-08Willem II becomes captain- / admiral-general
  • 07-09Prince Willem III inaugurated as Viceroy of Holland / Zealand
  • 10-18Poland and Turkey sign Peace of Buczacz
  • 12-10New York Gov Lovelace announces monthly mail service between New York and Boston
  • 12-23Giovanni Cassini discovers Rhea, a satellite of Saturn
  • 12-30Baron Karl Rabenhaupt occupies Coevorden Neth

People born in year of 1672

  • 01-16Francesco Mancini: Composer
  • 03-30Peter I "the Great" Romanov: Great tsar of Russia (1682-1725)
  • 04-06Andre Cardinal Destouches: Composer
  • 04-21Johann Philipp Kafer: Composer
  • 05-01Joseph Addison: England, United Kingdom -- Essayist (Spectator)
  • 05-30Peter I [the Great]: Tsar of Russia
  • 06-11Francesco Antonio Bonporti: Composer
  • 09-08Nicolas de Grigny: Composer

People died in year of 1672

  • 04-22Georg Stiernhielm: Swed Scholar / Author / Poet (Hercules), dies at 73
  • 06-07Willem J van Gendt: Admiral / Governor of Breda, dies at about 37
  • 06-17Orazio Benevoli: Italian composer, dies at 67
  • 07-04Ambrosius Reiner: Composer, dies at 67
  • 07-04Govert D Camphuysen: (court)painter, dies at about 48
  • 08-09Jose Ximenez: Composer, dies at 70
  • 08-20Cornelis de Witt: Dutch, statesman, lynched at 49
  • 08-20Johan de Witt: Advisor of Holland, lynched
  • 09-16Anne Bradstreet: American poet
  • 10-12Frederik of Nassau: Count of Buren, slain in battle
  • 11-01Heinrich Schutz: Composer, dies at 87
  • 12-13Jan II Kazimierz: King of Poland (1648-68), dies at 63
  • 12-16John II Casimir Vasa: Cardinal / King of Poland (1648-68), dies at 63