The Netherlands establish a trading colony at Kaohsiung on Taiwan.
The Dutch establish a settlement on Manhattan.
Oslo is destroyed by fire. When rebuilt by Christian IV
, it would be
renamed Christiania.Claudio Monteverdi
publishes Tancredi e Clorinda.Jean Louis Guez
de Balzac publishes his Lettres.Bernardo de Balbuena
publishes El Bernardo.Santa Rosalia
makes a miraculous appearance during a plague in Palermo.Kalmia latifolia
(mountain laurel) first recorded in America.Jakob Bartsch
records the constellation Camelopardalis.Dr Challoner's Grammar
School is founded.
The Palace of Versailles is first built, as a hunting lodge.
Chateau Cheverny begins construction.Births
July - George Fox
, Quakers founder (+ 1691).
October 30 - Paul Pellisson
, French author (+ 1693).Koxinga
, Chinese military leader (+ 1662).Père François de La Chaise
October 1 - Caterijnken van der Willigen
December 26 - Simon Marius
, German astronomer.Francesco Andreini
, Italian actor.Gaspard Bauhin
, botanist.To my Homepage