Born in 1667:
Died in 1667:
Events of 1667:
John Milton's epic poem Paradise Lost appears.
John Dryden's heroic poem Annus Mirabilis appears.
Jean Racine's play Andromaque appears.
John Lacy's play Sauny the Scot appears.
Piazzo San Pietro, designed by Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini, is completed.
The Great Fire which had ravaged London the
previous year has destroyed many important public buildings, and Charles
II contracts with Christopher Wren to rebuild many of them.
Robert Hooke examines cork under a microscope and discovers a structure
of 'cells'; he also shows that respiration is related to blood
Matsuo Munefusa moves to Edo.
Georges Fournier describes le Scurbut (scurvy) and the
fact that eating citrus fruits seems to prevent it.
Light from a supernova that occurred 9100 years previously reaches
the Earth. Although this would have appeared in Cassiopeia, no-one
at the time notices.
Five ministers of English king Charles II form a fractious 'Cabal'
which controls English politics for several years to come.
The Second Anglo-Dutch War draws to a close.
having just signed a treaty with The Netherlands, proceeds to lay claim
to the Spanish Netherlands based upon his marriage to Maria Theresa of
Austria, a Hapsburg, and ] an obscure rule of 'devolution' for Hapsburg
ownership of the Spanish Netherlands and Franche-Comte. French
troops enter Lille alarming the Dutch.
takes the Marquise de Montespan as his latest mistress.
An attempt by the Patriarch of Moscow to reform the Russian Orthodox
liturgy results in schism, and a sect of 'Old Believers' forms.
King Jan II Kazimeirz of Poland, having been defeated at Matwy the
previous year, signs the Treaty of Andrussova ceding Podolia,
Kiev, and Smolensk to Russia. Jan's wife also dies, leaving
him without an heir.
A Cossack-Tatar army raids into Poland, Jan Sobiseki
build a line of forts from which to raid at the invaders.
Cossack hetman Stenka Razin decides that it is a good time for
landless Cossacks to get their share, and begins raiding villages in the
The Vereenigte Oostindische Compagnie reduces the Kingdom of Macassar
on Sulawesi. The Muslim Bugis, mercenaries for the Dutch, are now shut
out of the shipping business, are now in the slave trading business, supplying
Goa tribesmen for Dutch plantations. The VOC also ships several
Muslim political prisoners including (Sheikh Yusuf) to the Cape
of Good Hope, the start of a long Islamic tradition in South Africa.
Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb puts down a revolt by
Thirteen-year-old Qing Emperor Kangxi seizes power from his
A severe hurricane hits the Lesser Antilles, on top of all the
human destuction caused by the war. Montserrat is depopulated; St. Kitts
is also levelled. The same hurricane goes on (September 6) to devastate
Mt. Tarumai on Hokkaido erupts. One of the largest eruptions
in Japanese history, it forms a caldera now filled by Lake Skikotsu.
- An earthquake centered on the Caucasian town of Shemakha kills 80,000 people.
- Another earthquake kills 5,000 people in the tiny Adriatic republic of Ragusa (called Dubrovnik today), destroying its cathedral.
1666 - 1667 - 1668
How They Were Made - 17th Century