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

Events in year of 1673

  • 01-01Regular mail delivery begins between New York and Boston
  • 01-22Postal service between New York and Boston inaugurated
  • 02-201st recorded wine auction held (London)
  • 02-21Michiel A de Ruyter appointed Lieutenant Admiral General of Dutch fleet
  • 03-18Lord Berkley sells his half of New Jersey to the Quakers
  • 03-29Eng King Charles II accept Test Act: RC excluded of public functions
  • 05-17Louis Joliet and Jacques Marquette begin exploring Mississippi
  • 06-06France and Brandenburg sign peace treaty
  • 06-14Battle at Schooneveld: Michiel de Ruyter beats French / English fleet
  • 06-16Peace of Vossem: French King Louis XIV and Frederik Willem of Brandenburg
  • 07-06French troops conquer Maastricht
  • 07-11Netherlands and Denmark signs defense treaty
  • 08-08Dutch battle fleet of 23 ships demands surrender of New York City
  • 08-09Admiral Cornelis Evertsen de Jonge recaptures New York
  • 08-09Dutch recapture New York from English; regained by English in 1674
  • 08-21Sea battle at Kijkduin: De Ruyter defeats English and French fleet
  • 08-30Leopold I, Spain, Netherlands and Lutherans form anti-French covenant
  • 09-12Prince Willem III occupies Naarden
  • 11-09British King Charles II fires Earl of Shaftesbury
  • 11-12Dutch troops under Willem III occupy Bonn
  • 11-13Prince Willem III / Raimundo Earl Montecuccoli conquer Bonn

People born in year of 1673

  • 02-06Maximilian Dietrich Freisslich: Composer
  • 03-19Pedro Vaz Rego: Composer
  • 04-16Francesco Feroci: Composer
  • 05-08Johann Valentin Eckelt: Composer
  • 05-29Cornelis van Bijnkershoek: Lawyer / President of High Council
  • 08-11Richard Mead: London, England -- Physician
  • 08-28Conrad Michael Schneider: Composer
  • 09-13Hercule Brehy: Composer
  • 10-26Dimitrie Cantemir: Romanians historian / Monarch of Moldova (1710-11)
  • 12-12Ahmed III: 23rd Sultan of Turkey (1703-30)

People died in year of 1673

  • 02-02Kaspar Forster: Composer, dies at 56
  • 02-17Moliare [Jean Baptiste Poquelin]: French Author (Learned Lady)
  • 03-15Salvatore Rosa: Italian Painter (Baroque) / Poet / music / actor, dies at 57
  • 03-28Adam Pijnacker: Dutch landscape Painter / etcher, buried at 51
  • 04-05Francois Caron: Admiral / Governor (Formosa), drowns at about 72
  • 05-07Johannes Teellinck: Dutch vicar, dies at about 58
  • 06-24John of Paffenrode: Ruler of Ghussigny / poet, dies in battle
  • 08-21Isaac Sweers: Dutch fleet Admiral / Civil rights activist, dies at 51
  • 08-21John de Love I: Vice-admiral, dies in sea battle at about 54
  • 11-10Michael Korybut Wisniowiecki: King of Poland (16..-73)
  • 11-14Michael Wisniowieki: King of Poland
  • 11-27Anthonie Palamedesz: Painter, dies at about 72
  • 12-28Joan Blaeu: Dutch cartographer / publisher (Atlas Major), dies at 77