Born in 1673:
Died in 1673:
Events of 1673:
Thomas Traherne's play Roman Forgeries appears.
John Dryden's play Marriage à la Mode appears.
Christian Huygens completes his second pendulum clock.
Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz invents a mechanical calculator with
the ability to perform multiplication.
End of the Kanbun Era in Japan; beginning of the Enbo Era.
Mitsui Takatoshi opens Echigo-ya, clothing stores in Edo and
The French buid a fort at the future site of Kingston, Ontario.
Fort Frontenac, now the site of Quebec City, foudned by Rene Robert Cavalier, Sieur de la Salle.
Panama City is rebuilt after having been destroyed two years
previously by Henry Morgan.
The Former Pope Leo III is canonized.
Worcester, Massachusetts founded.
Dutch Admiral Michiel de Ruyter defeats the English-French fleet (led
by Prince Rupert) at the Battle of the Texel and again at Kijkduin.
The Dutch recapture New York from the English, renaming it Nieuw
invades Alsace. The Duke of Lorraine makes a hasty defensive
alliance with Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I.
Leopold's troops capture Bonn from the French, who retreat across the
angers the Pope by claiming the right of régale, that is,
to perform some of the duties (and collect the revenues) of bishops whose
offices were vacant.
intercedes to allow Molière to buried in consecrated ground,
even though all actors were excommunicate.
pulls his armies out of The Netherlands.
The English Parliament is angered by Charles II's cabal of
ministers and their support of Louis XIV's war against the (Protestant)
Netherlands. In reaction Parliament passes a Test
Act forcing public renunciation of Roman Catholic doctrines in order
to hold public office. The Baron of Chudleigh, secretary of state, is
forced to resign. So is the Duke of York, King Charles II's brother
Parliament also passes a Navigation Act taxing goods traded between
North American plantations. Not very popular, that.
The Duke of York marries Mary of Modena, raising the possibility
of more than one future Catholic monarch, and thus alarming Parliament.
Jan Sobiseki leads the Polish army to annihilate the
invading Turkish army at Chocim (Khotin). However, low pay
causes many desertions, and news of the King's death sends everyone home
to prepare for the upcoming election.
The English royal governor of Ireland orders all Catholics in Ireland
to surrender any weapons they possess.
Father Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet explore the Mississippi
River Valley. They are the first Europeans to visit Missouri as well
as the future site of Chicago.
Slaves in Jamaica escape and take refuge on hte leeward side of
the island, forming a maroon colony.
Batu Sawar in the Malaysian sultanate of Johor is sacked by
a raiding party from Jambi in Sumatran after a royal wedding goes awry.
Sultan Abdul Jalil Shah III escapes but has to move his capital.
Mahratta leader Shivaji controls enough of Maharashtra to
have himself crowned king.
War of the three feudatories: Generals Geng Zhongming, Shang Kexi
and Wu Sangui control the south of China, as a reward for helping in the
Qing takeover in the first place, then later on, helping
emperor Kangxi suppress the last Ming claimants and peasant
revolts. Their power, their demands for tribute, and the expectation
of allowing their sons to inherit their domains become too much for the
Emperor, and he abolishes their offices and invades their domains in Anhui
and Hunan. Wu and Geng join in rebellion. Shang stays loyal to the Emperor,
but his son has him imprisoned, and joins as well.
A Ming still rules on Taiwan. This year, King Sya invades
1672 - 1673 - 1674
How They Were Made - 17th Century