Born in 1671:
Died in 1671:
Events of 1671:
John Milton's poems Paradise Regained and Samson
Moliere's play Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme appears.
Giovanni Domenico Cassini discovers a new moon of Saturn, Iapetus.
Louis XIV appoints Cassini head of his new Royal Obervatory.
Louis XIV also creates the Académie Royale d'Architecture.
Frederick William, elector of Brandenburg, issues an edict allowing
Jews to live in Berlin, and 50 Jewish families who had been expelled
from Vienna settle there.
Christopher Wren designs a monument to commemorate the 1666
Great Fire of London.
Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz invents a mechanical calculating machine,
and publishes Hypothesis physica nova, repeating Johannes
Kepler's claim that movement depends on the action of a 'spirit'.
Isaac Newton writes De Methodis Serierum et Fluxionum
(about Differential Calculus) but fails to publish it.
Welsh pirate Henry Morgan sacks Panama City.
Irish adventurer Thomas Blood attempts to steal the English Crown
Jewels but is captured. Blood manages to ingratiate himself
with Charles II, and, rather than being drawn and quartered, he is
pardoned and given a pension.
Razin Stenka, whose rebellion had been defeated the year before
is handed over to the forces of Russian Tsar Alexei by landowning
Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb appoints Nawab Iftikhar
Khan as his governor of Kashmir and orders him to forcibly convert
the Pandits to Islam.
On Guam, Chief Hurao calls on the Chamora to expel the Spanish.
1670 - 1671 - 1672
How They Were Made - 17th Century