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

Events in year of 1676

  • 01-29Fjodor Aleksejevitsj becomes Czar of Russia
  • 02-10Wampanoag Indians under King Philip kill all men in Lancaster, Massachusetts
  • 02-17Kings Charles II and Louis XIV sign secret treaty
  • 04-18Sudbury, Mass attacked by Indians
  • 04-22Battle of Etna - Netherlands / Spain vs. France, M de Ruyter fatally wounded
  • 06-02Battle at Palermo: French beats Dutch / Spanish fleet
  • 07-29Nathaniel Bacon declared a rebel for assembling frontiersmen to protect settlers from Indians
  • 08-03Nathaniel Bacon publishes "Declaration of People of Virginia"
  • 08-121st war between American colonists and Indians ends in New England
  • 09-19Rebels under Nathaniel Bacon set Jamestown Va on fire
  • 09-21Benedetto Odescalchi elected as Pope Innocent XI
  • 10-27Poland and Turkey sign Peace of Warsaw
  • 11-06King Carlos II of Spain becomes of age (at 15)
  • 11-161st colonial prision organized, Nantucket, Massachusetts
  • 12-03Battle at Lund: Sweden beats Denen

People born in year of 1676

  • 01-19John Weldon: Composer
  • 04-14Ernst Chreistian Hesse: Composer
  • 04-17Frederik I van Hessen Kassel: King of Sweden (1720-51)
  • 06-06Georg Reidel: Composer
  • 07-21Anthony Collins: English philosopher (A discourse on free-thinking)
  • 08-26Robert Walpole: (Whig) British Prime Minister (1721-42)
  • 11-12Giovanni Antonio Pollarolo: Composer
  • 12-11Johann Georg Weichenberger: Composer
  • 12-19Louis-Nicholas Clerambault: Paris, France -- Composer / Organist

People died in year of 1676

  • 02-08Aleksei M Romanov: 1st Romanov-Czar of Russia, dies at 46
  • 04-29Michiel A de Ruyter: Dutch rear-admiral, (Newport), killed at 69
  • 06-02John de Haen: Vice-admiral (Kijkduin / Palermo), dies in battle
  • 07-22Clement X [Emilio Altieri]: Italian Pope (1670-76), dies at 86
  • 08-12King Philip [Metacomet]: Leader Wampanoag-indians, shot to death
  • 08-17Grimmelshausen: Writer
  • 08-28Joan Cererols: Composer, dies at 57
  • 10-10Sebastian Knupfer: Composer, dies at 43
  • 10-20Christopher Gibbons: Composer, dies at 61
  • 10-25Justus G Schottel [Schottelius]: German linguistic / poet, dies at 64
  • 12-03Daniel Stalpaert: Amsterdams master builder, buried
  • 12-04Johann Georg Ebeling: Composer, dies at 39
  • 12-20John Galle: Flemish engraver / printer, dies at 76
  • 12-26Domenicus van Tol: Dutch painter