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Year of the Metal Rat庚子(at the beginning of Earth Pig己亥)
Syria: 1971 /72 ( year October )
- 3.1 First half of
- 3.2 Second half of
- 3.3 Exact date of birth unknown
- 4.1 First half of
- 4.2 Second half of
- 4.3 More death unknown
Politics and World Affairs
England / Netherlands
- May 8: In England, Parliament Charles II from the House of Stuart proclaimed king, and thus completed the Commonwealth of England.
- MAY 29: In England, is introduced with the arrival of King Charles II in London on his 30th birthday the monarchy.
- The Republic of the United Netherlands gives King Charles II of England 24 mostly Italian Renaissance paintings to improve the relationship between the two countries. The Dutch gift will be in the next few years a bone of contention between the political groups in the Netherlands.
- 9 June: France's King Louis XIV marries in Saint -Jean -de -Luz, the Infanta Maria Theresa of Spain. The marriage reaffirms closed on previous year between the two countries on the Isla de los Faisanes Pyrenees peace.
More Events in Europe
- Dutch Boers colonize South Africa.
- Liquor tax in England
Science and Technology
- November 28: Twelve scholars, among them Christopher Wren, William Petty, Robert Boyle and John Wilkins decide at Gresham College, the establishment of a scientific society, the later the Royal Society in London.
- The Klencke Atlas, the largest at that time Atlas of the World is completed.
- First-time prediction of a storm by Otto von Guericke means of a barometer
- Publication of the poetry collection The Geharnschte Venus of Kaspar von Stieler
- The London pleasure garden Vauxhall Gardens is opened.
- 1660: The Historia of the birth of Christ by Heinrich Schütz is first performed in Dresden.
Contemporary maps and views
First half year
- 06 April: Johann Kuhnau, German composer of the Baroque ( † 1722)
- April 19: Sebastián Durón, Spanish organist and composer († 1716)
- April 24: Cornelis Dusart, Dutch painter († 1704)
- May 02: Alessandro Scarlatti, a composer of the Baroque, the father of Domenico Scarlatti. († 1725)
- May 20: Andreas Schlüter, Prussian architect and sculptor (probably 1660)
- MAY 29: Sarah Churchill, childhood friend and close confidante of Queen Anne and the wife of John Churchill († 1744)
- June 07: George I., a British king ( 1714-1727 ) ( † 1727)
- 09 June: Anton Ludwig von Pfalz -Neuburg, Bishop of Worms ( † 1694 )
Second half- year
- November 28: Maria Anna of Bavaria, († 1690)
Exact date of birth unknown
- Daniel Defoe, English novelist († 1731)
- Giovanni Pietro della Torre, royal. Prague Hofsteinmetzmeister († 1711)
- Johann Joseph Fux, Austrian composer († 1741)
- Francesco Antonio Tullio, Italian librettist († 1737)
First half year
- February 02: Jean -Baptiste Gaston, Duke of Orléans, Duke of Orléans from 1626 (* 1608)
- February 13: Charles X Gustav, King of Sweden from 1654 to 1660 (* 1622)
Second half- year
- 08 September: Daniel Czepko, German poet (* 1605 )
- September 12: Jacob Cats, Dutch poet and politician (* 1577)
- SEPTEMBER 16: Hans XIV of Rochow, German landowner and company commander of the first standing army of Brandenburg (* 1596)
- SEPTEMBER 27: Vincent de Paul, priest, founder of the modern Caritas (* 1581)
- October 04: Francesco Albani, Italian painter (* 1578)
- October 07: Paul Scarron, French writer (* 1610)
- October 24: William Seymour, 2nd Duke of Somerset, English nobleman (* 1588)
- November 05: Alexandre de Rhodes, French Jesuit missionary (* 1591 )
- NOVEMBER 12: Anthony Aemilius, German historian and philosopher (* 1589 )