April - Pope Clement X
May 2 - The Hudsons Bay Company is formed in England.
May 26 - In Dover, Charles II of England
and Louis XIV
of France secretly
sign a treaty ending hostilities between their kingdoms.
Phosphorus is discovered by Hennig Brandt
. Blaise Pascal's
Pensees is posthumously published.
England gains formal possession of Jamaica.
Les Invalides constructed by Louis XIV
January 24 - William Congreve, English playwright.
May 12 - King Frederick Augustus I
of Poland (+ 1733)
December 7 - John Aislabie
, Director of the South Sea Company.Deaths
February 19 - Frederick III
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