Events in year of 1679

  • 01-24King Charles II disbands English parliament
  • 02-05German Emperor Leopold I signs peace with France
  • 04-03Edmund Halley meets Johannes Hevelius in Danzig
  • 05-27Habeaus Corpus Act (no false arrest & imprisonment) passes in the UK
  • 06-01Battle at Bothwell Bridge on Clyde: Duke of Monmouth beats Scottish
  • 09-18New Hampshire becomes a county Massachusetts Bay Colony
  • 10-23Meal Tub Plot against James II of England
  • 11-03Great panic occurs in Europe over close approach of a comet
  • 11-15English house of Commons accept Exclusion Bill
  • 12-27Dutch troops capture Madurees Prince Trunudjojo in Java

People born in year of 1679

  • 01-05Pietro Filippo Scarlotti: Composer
  • 01-19Girolamo Chiti: Composer
  • 01-24Christian von Wolff: German philosopher
  • 01-27Jean-Francois de Troy: French painter
  • 02-14Georg Friedrich Kauffman: Composer
  • 05-12Giovanni Antonio Ricieri: Composer
  • 05-14Peder [Nielsen] Horrebow: Danish astronomer
  • 06-01Johan Runius: Swedish poet (Dudaim)
  • 09-28Mihael Omerza: Composer
  • 10-16Jan Dismas Zelenka: Composer
  • 10-20Samuel von Cocceji: German lawyer
  • 11-10Johann Christian Schieferdecker: Composer
  • 11-11Firmin Abauzit: French huguenot / Scientist
  • 11-14Omobono Stradivari: Italian violin maker / Son of Antonius
  • 12-10Willem Maurits: Dutch Count of Nassau / gov of Zeeuws-Flanders

People died in year of 1679

  • 01-09Werner Fabricius: Composer, dies at 45
  • 02-03Jan Havicksz Steen: Dutch Painter (St Nicolas Feast), dies at 53
  • 02-05Joost van den Vondel: Dutch Poet (Gysbreght van Aemstel), dies at 91
  • 03-27Abraham Mignon: Dutch still life painter, dies at 38
  • 04-17John van Kessel: Flemish painter, dies at 53
  • 04-18Hofmannswaldau: Writer
  • 05-01Esaias Reusner: Composer, dies at 43
  • 06-03Jean-Francius Miller: Painter, buried
  • 06-27Pablo Bruna: Composer, dies at 68
  • 07-08Samuel J Columbus: Swedish Poet (Odae Sveticae)
  • 08-20Jacob Alting: Dutch theologist, dies at 60
  • 09-17Juan Jose of Austrian: Spanish General / gov of the Netherlands, dies at 50
  • 09-20Cornelis Evertsen the Young: Vice-admiral of Zealand, dies at 51
  • 10-24Barent Avercamp: Dutch landscape painter, dies at about 66
  • 11-30Pieter van Schooten: Dutch Mathematician / fort architect, dies at 45
  • 12-17Don Juan: Ruler of Spain
  • 12-20Johan Maurits: Count of Nassau-Siegen, dies at 75
  • 12-26John van de Cappelle: Amsterdam landscape painter, dies at 53

Events in year of 1680

  • 03-22Parliament of Breisach accept French sovereignty over Elzas
  • 09-26Tax revolt in Gorinchem due to tax on cereal
  • 12-04Hen in Rome lays an egg imprinted with comet not seen until Dec 16th
  • 12-15Tax revolt on Terschelling due to tax on cereal
  • 12-31Amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens

People born in year of 1680

  • 01-03Johann Baptist Zimmermann: German stucco worker
  • 02-25Philipp Hyacinth Lobkowitz: Composer
  • 05-05Giuseppe Porsile: Composer
  • 05-21Frederich Karl Erbach: Composer
  • 10-21Francisco Jose Coutinho: Composer
  • 11-18Jean-Baptiste Loeillet: Composer

People died in year of 1680

  • 02-15Jan Swammerdam: Dutch entomologist (Bible of Nature), dies at 41
  • 02-15John Swammerdam: Anatomist / entomologist (Bible of Nature), dies at 43
  • 03-17Francois Duc de La Rochefoucauld: Writer
  • 05-29Abraham Megerle: Composer, dies at 73
  • 07-26John Wilmot: 2nd Earl of Rochester, Poet / courtier
  • 08-24Ferdinand Bulb: Dutch Painter / etcher, buried
  • 09-01Johan Georg II: Ruler of Saxon (1656-80), dies at 67
  • 09-10Marco Uccellini: Composer
  • 10-08Elisabeth: Abbess, dies at 61
  • 10-13Francois Roberday: Composer, dies at 56
  • 11-05Gillis Valckenier: Mayor of Amsterdam (1665..80), dies at about 57
  • 11-27Athanasius Kircher: German Jesuit / inventor (lantern)
  • 11-28Giovanni L Bernini: Italian Sculptor / painter