March 4 - Start of the Second Anglo-Dutch War.
November 7 - The London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal, is first published.Charles II
of Spain becomes King.
London has its last severe outbreak of the Black Death, possibly introduced by
Dutch prisoners of war. Two-thirds of Londoners leave the city, but over 68,000
die Rumours abound that Syphilis wards off the Plague, causing many Londoners
to frequent the Brothels.King Charles II
moves his court to Salisbury, then Exeter.Molière
publishes L'Amour médecin.John Bunyan
publishes The Resurrection, Alexendre Le Grand, and The Indian
Approximate date of the discovery of the Great Red Spot.Births
February 6 - Princess Anne Stuart
, later Queen Anne of Great Britain (+ 1714).Deaths
January 12 - Pierre de Fermat
, French mathematician.
September 17 - Philip IV
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