What Happened In History Year 1676

Historical Events for the Year 1676

  • 29th January » Feodor III of Russia known as Feodor III becomes Tsar of Russia.
  • 2nd June » Franco-Dutch War: Kingdom of France called France ensured the supremacy of its naval fleet for the remainder of the war with its victory in the Battle of Palermo.
  • 4th December » Battle of Lund: A Denmark Danish army under the command of King Christian V of Denmark Christian V engages the Sweden Swedish army commanded by Field Marshal Simon Grundel-Helmfelt.

Famous Birthdays in 1676

  • 19th January » John Weldon (musician) known as John Weldon, English organist and composer (d. 1736)
  • 4th February » Giacomo Facco, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1753)
  • 17th March » Thomas Boston, Scottish educator (d. 1732)
  • 27th March » Francis II Rákóczi, Hungarian prince (d. 1735)
  • 4th April » Giuseppe Maria Orlandini, Italian composer (d. 1760)
  • 17th April » Frederick I of Sweden (d. 1751)
  • 28th May » Jacopo Riccati, Italian mathematician (d. 1754)
  • 21st June » Anthony Collins, English philosopher (d. 1729)
  • 3rd July » Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau (d. 1747)
  • 14th July » Caspar Abel, German historian, poet, and theologian (d. 1763)
  • 26th August » Robert Walpole, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1745)
  • 18th September » Eberhard Louis, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1733)
  • 8th October » Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Spanish monk and scholar (d. 1764)

Famous Deaths in History for 1676

  • 14th January » Francesco Cavalli, Italian composer (b. 1602)
  • 8th February » Alexis of Russia (b. 1629)
  • 14th February » Abraham Bosse, French illustrator (b. 1602)
  • 21st March » Henri Sauval, French historian (b. 1623)
  • 27th March » Bernardino de Rebolledo, Spanish poet, soldier, and diplomat (b. 1597)
  • 5th April » John Winthrop the Younger, American politician, 1st List of colonial governors of Connecticut e.g Governor of Connecticut (b. 1606)
  • 29th April » Michiel de Ruyter, Dutch admiral (b. 1607)
  • 5th July » Carl Gustaf Wrangel, Swedish commander and politician (b. 1613)
  • 22nd July » Pope Clement X (b. 1590)
  • 17th August » Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen, German author (b. 1621)
  • 9th September » Paul de Chomedey, Sieur de Maisonneuve, French soldier, founded Montreal (b. 1612)
  • 10th September » Gerrard Winstanley, English activist (b. 1609)
  • 17th September » Sabbatai Zevi, Turkish rabbi (b. 1626)
  • 28th October » Jean Desmarets, French author, poet, and playwright (b. 1595)
  • 1st November » Gisbertus Voetius, Dutch minister and theologian (b. 1589)
  • 25th December » William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire (b. 1592)
  • 25th December » Matthew Hale (jurist) known as Matthew Hale, English lawyer and jurist, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales (b. 1609)

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