February 23 - Charles XI
becomes king of Sweden.
March 16 - The Long Parliament disbands.
May 8 - The Parliament of England declares Prince Charles Stuart King Charles II
May 23 - King Charles II
of England reaches the shores of his Kingdom. On May 29
he arrives in London and assumes the throne, marking the beginning of the English
November 28 - At Gresham College, 12 men, including Christopher Wren, Robert
Boyle, John Wilkins
, and Sir Robert Moray
meet after a lecture by Wren and
decide to found "a College for the Promoting of Physico-Mathematicall Experimentall
Learning}" (later known as the Royal Society).
Blaise Pascal's The Provincial Letters, a defense of the Jansenist Antoine Arnauld
was ordered shredded and burned by King Louis XIV of France.Births
January - Pierre Helyot
, French historian.
February 19 - Friedrich Hoffmann
, physician and chemist (+ 1742).
April 16 - Hans Sloane
, British physician.
May 2 - Alessandro Scarlatti
, Italian composer (+ 1725).
May 28 - George I
, King of Great Britain (+ 1727).
September - Daniel Defoe
, British writer (Robinson Crusoë).
December 4 - André Campra
, French composer.Andreas Schlueter
, Polish sculptor and architect.Deaths
February 23 - Charles X
August 6 - Diego Velásquez
- Spanish painter.
October 14 - Thomas Harrison
, British soldier.Cristijntgen van der Willigen
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