Born in 1677:
Died in 1677:
Events of 1677:
Spinoza's Ethics and tractatus politicus appear
after his death.
Nathaniel Lee's play The Rival Queens appears.
Jean Racine's play Phèdre appears.
The Triumphant Widow, a play by William Newcastle, late
Duke of Cavendish, appears.
Benjamin Keach writes a catechism clarifying the beliefs of
Elias Ashmole gives his collection to Oxford University.
LAter, the Ashmolean Museum is formed around this collection.
Massachussetts, victorious againt Wampanoag King
Philip the previous year, restricts Indians to four settlements,
and sells captured Wampanoag children off into slavery.
- Charles II relieves Virginia governor William Berkeley of his post for allowing Bacon's Rebellion to happen the previous year. Berkeley sails home to Enagland and dies in disgrace.
The University of Innsbrück is founded.
Scanian War, Denmark and Brandenburg versus Sweden:
(Culpeper's Rebellion) George Eastchurch has convinced someone
at court make him governor of Albemarle colony in place of John Jenkins.
He appoints Thomas Miller 'acting governor' and sends him back across
the Atlantic. Miller arrives in Albemarle, elbows Jenkins aside, and raises
tobacco taxes, sparking widespread unrest. John Culpeper and George
Durant seize Miller, throw him in jail and confiscate the tobacco tax
Russia invades the Ukraine, sparking a war with The Ottoman
The Dutch Vereenigte Oostindische Compagnie makes a treaty with Mataram
king Amangkurat, getting more territory around their Batavia
enclave in exchange for military assistance against Trunajaya of Madura.
Although Trunajaya is pushed out of Surabaya, he loots Plered,
Amangkurat's palace near Jogjarkarta. Amangkurat flees northward
to seek VOC Assistance but dies along the way. His son, nominally
king Susuhunan Amangkurat II is now a client of the Dutch.
Louis XIV is also busy fighting The Netherlands, Spain, and
the Holy Roman Empire, trying to take the Spanish Netherlands.
According to legend, Sikh Guru Gobind Singh celebrates his
wedding by hitting the sacred spear Karpa Barchha on the ground, miraculously
creating three springs, helping to ease a local drought.
1676 - 1677 - 1678
How They Were Made - 17th Century