Born in 1663:
Died in 1663:
Events of 1663:
John Dryden is married the same year his play The Wild Gallant
Molière parodies his critics in La Critique de "École des femmes".
Someone sneaks a biographical play about Thomas Cromwell, Earl
of Essex, into a folio of works by William Shakespeare.
The Theatre Royal opens on Drury Lane for the first time.
The Catholic Church bans he writings of Rene Descartes.
James Gregory invents the reflecting telescope.
The English Parliament passes a Navigation Act prohibiting American
colonists from importing goods from Continental Europe unless they were
transshipped in England to English ships.
French king Louis XIV, advised by Jean Colbert, seizes control of New
France from the failing trading company, The Hundred Associates.
The Séminaire de Québec, forerunner of today's Laval
University, is founded by François de
Montmorency Laval, bishop of Quebec.
An earthquake rocks New France. Centered near Charlevoix in
the Eastern Townships, it causes landslides in Quebec, breaks chimneys
in Massachusetts, and is felt over the entire Eastern Seaboard. (A
rough Gorgonzola estimate from the description of the destruction places
it at about 6.5 on the Richter scale.)
English king Charles II
Ottoman grand vizier Ahmed Köprülü
leads an army into Hungary.
The Yeni Mosque opens in Istanbul.
The Royal Mint issues a new coin, called a guinea since the
gold it was made from was mined there.
Colonel Thomas Blood tries to seize Dublin Castle.
The Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie
1662 - 1663 - 1664
How They Were Made - 17th Century