"And so I betake myself to that course, which is almost
as much as to see myself go into my grave - for which, and all the discomforts
that will accompany my being blind, the good God prepare me!"
-Samuel Pepys, the final entry in his diary, may 31
"No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross,
Born in 1669:
Died in 1669:
Events of 1669:
"Orders respecting Islamic affairs were issued to the governors
of all the provinces that the schools and places of worship of the irreligious
be subject to demolition and that with the utmost urgency the manner of
teaching and the public practices of the sects of these misbelievers be
Some sources claim the above can be interpreted as suppressing only
actively rebellious cults, others interpret it as a general order for the
destruction of Hindu temples and schools. Certainly, no rebellious generals'
mosques were destroyed. I despair at finding where the truth lies.
1668 - 1669 - 1670
How They Were Made - 17th Century