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

Events in year of 1674

  • 02-09English reconquer New York from Netherlands
  • 02-19Netherlands and England sign Peace of Westminster (NYC becomes English)
  • 05-11Netherlands and Cologne sign peace treaty
  • 05-21General John Sobieski chosen King of Poland
  • 05-28German Parliament declares war on France
  • 07-01Spain, France and Netherlands form Triple Alliance
  • 07-19Court of Holland bans books of Hobbes / Spinoza / Meyer
  • 09-202nd West Indie Company forms
  • 10-26Prince Willem III occupies Grave
  • 11-10Dutch formally cede New Netherlands (NY) to English
  • 12-04Father Marquette builds 1st dwelling in what is now Chicago

People born in year of 1674

  • 01-12Reinhard Keiser: Composer
  • 02-21Johann Augustin Kobelius: Composer
  • 03-30Jethro Tull: Agricultural writer (Basildon), baptised
  • 05-31Friedrich Erhard Niedt: Composer
  • 06-20Nicholas Rowe: England, United Kingdom -- Poet laureate (Jane Shore, Tamerlane)
  • 06-22Eugene J P: Earl of Merode, Belgian Marquis of Westerloo
  • 07-17Isaac Watts: England, United Kingdom -- Writer / preacher / hymnist (Horae Lyrican)
  • 09-29Jacques Hotteterre: Composer
  • 10-15Robert Herrick: Massachusetts, United States -- British poet (Together)
  • 11-04Anton Englert: Composer

People died in year of 1674

  • 01-10Jacob de Witt: Dutch mayor (Dordrecht) / MP, dies at 84
  • 01-11Jan Zoet: Actor / playwright / Poet (Brutal-Roffel), dies at 58
  • 01-12Giacomo Carissimi: Italian bandmaster / Composer (Jephta), dies at 68
  • 02-22John Wilson: Composer, dies at 78
  • 03-06Johann Paul Schor: German barok painter, dies at 58
  • 06-04John Lievensz: Painter / etcher / wood carver, dies at 66
  • 08-12Philippe de Champaigne: Painter
  • 08-13Lars Johnstown [Lasse Lucidor]: Swedish poet, dies at 35
  • 09-12Claes P "Nicolas" Tulip: Mayor of Amsterdam, dies at 80
  • 09-27Thomas Traherne: English Poet / mystic (Roman Forgeries)
  • 11-04Kano Tanjoe: Japanese Painter (palaces, portraits), dies at 72
  • 11-08John Milton: English Poet (Paradise Lost), dies at 65
  • 11-24Franciscus van Enden: Flemish Jesuit / free thinker, executed at 72
  • 12-09Edward Hyde 1st Earl of Clarendon: English Prime Minister (1660-67), dies at 65
  • 12-21Rutger van Haersolte: Viceroy of Overijsselse, dies at about 66