February 10 - The Académie Française in Paris is expanded to become a national
academy for the artistic elite.
October 9 - Founder of Rhode Island Roger Williams is banished from Massachusetts
Bay Colony as a religious dissident after he spoke out against punishments for religious
offenses and giving away Native American land.
Guadeloupe becomes a French colony.
Martinique is settled by France.
Dominica is claimed by France.Births
July 18 - Robert Hooke
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