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

Events in year of 1677

  • 01-211st medical publication in America (pamphlet on smallpox), Boston
  • 02-15King Charles II reports anti-French covenant with Netherlands
  • 02-16Earl of Shaftesbury arrested / confined in London Tower
  • 03-13Massachusetts gains title to Maine for $6,000
  • 04-11Battle at Montcassel, French troops beat Prince William III
  • 04-22Battle at Catania: between French and Dutch fleet
  • 04-26Emperor Leopold I forms University of Innsbruck
  • 09-21John and Nicolaas van der Heyden patents fire extinguisher
  • 11-14Prince Willem III Henry marries English Princess Mary Stuart
  • 11-16French troops occupy Freiburg
  • 12-12Brandenburgs army occupies Stettin

People born in year of 1677

  • 02-18Jacques Cassini: French astronomer (rings of Saturn)
  • 02-26Nicola Fago: Composer
  • 04-25Guillaume Coustou, Sr.: French sculptor (Chevaux the Marly)
  • 05-24Alexandre de Villenueve: Composer
  • 08-09Jacob Campo Weyerman: Netherlands -- Adventurer / painter / writer
  • 09-27Giovanni Carlo Maria Clari: Composer

People died in year of 1677

  • 01-09Aernout "Aert" van der Neer: Cartoonist / landscape painter, dies at 73
  • 01-18John A van Riebeeck: Dutch founder Cape Colony, dies at 57
  • 02-21[Benedictus] Baruch Spinoza: Philosopher, dies at 44
  • 03-28Wenzel Hollar: Bohemia cartoonist / etcher, dies at about 69
  • 06-15Giovanni Battista Chinelli: Composer, dies at 67
  • 07-09Angelus Silesius [Johann Scheffer]: German medical / mystic poet
  • 07-26Michael Franck: Composer, dies at 68
  • 08-28Wallerand Vaillant: Painter / engraver / etcher / cartoonist, dies at 54
  • 11-09Aert van der Neer: Dutch landscape painter, dies at about 73
  • 12-12Jacob Binckes / Benckes: Dutch Admiral (Chatham), dies in battle