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

Events in year of 1675

  • 01-05Battle at Turkheim (Colmar): French army beats Brandenburg
  • 01-081st American commercial corporation chartered (NY Fishing Co)
  • 01-31Cornelia / Dina Olfaarts found not guilty of witchcraft
  • 02-21Prince Willem III appointed Viceroy of Gelderland
  • 03-02Prince William III installed as Governor of Overijssel
  • 03-04John Flamsteed appointed 1st Astronomer Royal of England
  • 06-20Abenaki, Massachusetts, Mohegan and Wampanoag indians form anti-English front under Metacom
  • 06-22Royal Greenwich Observatory established in England by Charles II
  • 06-25Battle at Rathenow: Brandenburgers beat Sweden
  • 06-28Battle at Fehrbellin: Brandenburgs army beats Sweden
  • 08-06Russian Czar Aleksei bans foreign hairs cut
  • 08-10King Charles II lays foundation stone of Royal Observatory, Greenwich
  • 08-10Portuguese-Jewish synagogue opens in Amsterdam
  • 09-06Swedish Admiral Stenbock sails out with fleet of 66 ships
  • 09-09New England colonies declare war on Wampanoag indians
  • 10-04Christian Huygens patents pocket watch
  • 11-14Pope Clemens X declares Gorcumse martyrs divine
  • 11-22English King Charles II adjourns parliament

People born in year of 1675

  • 02-17Johann Melchior Conradi: Composer
  • 02-26Johann Philipp Treiber: Composer
  • 03-17Petrus Laurentius Wockenfuss: Composer
  • 03-31Benedict XIV [Prospero L Lambertini]: Italy -- Pope (1740-58)
  • 08-14Johann Georg Christian Storl: Composer

People died in year of 1675

  • 02-09Gerard Dou: Dutch painter, buried
  • 05-18Jacques Marquette: Jesuit / missionaries (Chicago), dies at 37
  • 06-12Charles Emanuel II: Duke of Savoy (1638-75), dies at 40
  • 07-25Nicolas Saboly: Composer, dies at 61
  • 08-12Karl Rabenhaupt: German / Netherlands Baron of Sucha / army leader, dies at 73
  • 08-16Bogdan Chmilnicki: Cosack leader / murderer of 300, 000 Jews
  • 09-03Pieter Boel: Flemish Painter / etcher
  • 09-08Amalia: Countess of Solms-Braunfels, dies at 73
  • 11-05Kurt S Adeler: Danish Admiral / ship designer, dies at 52
  • 11-20Francisco de Moura y Cortereal: Spanish land guardian of the Netherlands (1664-68)
  • 12-05John Lightfoot: English Theologist (Horae Hebraicae), dies at 73
  • 12-15John Vermeer: Dutch Painter (Love Letter), dies at 43