1662


1662

Year 1662 (MDCLXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar).

Events of 1662

January - June


* January 23 - Battle of Nagyszőllős: János Kemény of Transylvania is killed.
* February 1 - The Chinese pirate Koxinga seizes the Dutch Fort Zealandia on the island of Taiwan after a 9-month siege, then establishes the Kingdom of Tungning. In response, the Kangxi Emperor of the mainland Qing Dynasty migrates all residents along the southern coast by 50 miles.
* March 18 - A short-lived experiment of the first public buses (holding 8 passengers) begins in Paris.
* May 9 - Samuel Pepys witnesses a Punch and Judy show in London (the first on record).
* May 16 - The Hearth Tax is introduced in England, Wales and Scotland.
* May 30 - Catherine of Braganza marries Charles II of England; as part of the dowry, Portugal cedes Bombay and Tangier to England.

July - December


* July 15 - The Royal Society receives an official charter.
* October 27 - Charles II of England sells Dunkirk to France for £40,000 (or 2.5 million livres).
* November 28 - The Royal Society holds its first meeting.
* December 20 - Nicolas Fouquet is sentenced to banishment.
* December 26 - Molière's play "The School for Wives" premieres.

Undated

* The Act of Uniformity 1662 in England and Wales makes mandatory the use of the Book of Common Prayer.
* Robert Boyle publishes "Nova experimenta physico-mechanica", setting forth the law bearing his name.
* Milton, Massachusetts is incorporated as a town.
* John Graunt, in one of the earliest uses of statistics, publishes statistical information about births and deaths in London.
* The "Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg" [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akademie_der_Bildenden_Künste_Nürnberg] is founded in Germany.

Births


* January 9 - John Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (d. 1711)
* January 12 - Samuel Shute, Governor of Massachusetts Bay (d. 1742)
* January 27 - Richard Bentley, English classical scholar (d. 1742)
* February 15 - James Renwick, Covenanter martyr (d. 1688)
* April 30 - Mary II of England, Scotland, and Ireland (d. 1694)
* May 3 - Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann, German architect (d. 1737)
* May 18 - George Smalridge, English Bishop of Bristol (d. 1719)
* June 11 - Tokugawa Ienobu, Japanese shogun (d. 1712)
* July 11 - Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria (d. 1726)
* August 5 - James Anderson, Scottish historian (d. 1728)
* August 13 - Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset, English politician (d. 1748)
* August 25 - John Leverett the Younger, American President of Harvard (d. 1724)
* August 28 - Maria Aurora of Königsmarck, royal mistress (d. 1728)
* October 18 - Matthew Henry, English non-conformist minister (d. 1714)
* October 19 - William Ernest, Duke of Saxe-Weimar (d. 1728)
* November 11 - Sir John Chesshyre, English lawyer (d. 1738)
* December 13 - Francesco Bianchini, Italian philosopher and scientist (d. 1729)
* December 17 - Samuel Wesley, English poet and father of the Wesley brothers (d. 1735)
* December 18 - James Douglas, 2nd Duke of Queensberry, Scottish politician (d. 1711)

Deaths


* January 10 - Honoré II, Prince of Monaco (b. 1597)
* February 9 - Judith Quiney, daughter of William Shakespeare (b. 1585)
* February 13 - Elizabeth of Bohemia (Elizabeth Stuart) (b. 1596)
* March 17 - Jerome Weston, 2nd Earl of Portland (b. 1605)
* March 20 - François le Métel de Boisrobert, French poet (b. 1592)
* April 14 - William Fiennes, 1st Viscount Saye and Sele, English statesman (b. 1582)
* April 22 - John Tradescant the younger, botanist (b. 1608)
* May 23 - John Gauden, English bishop and writer (b. 1605)
* June 14 - Henry Vane the Younger, British Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1613)
* July 14 - Camilla Faà, secret wife of the Duke of Mantua (b. c. 1599)
* July 16 - Alfonso IV d'Este, Duke of Modena (b. 1634)
* August 19 - Blaise Pascal, French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher (b. 1623)
* September 3 - William Lenthall, English politician (b. 1591)
* September 22 - John Biddle, English theologian (b. 1615)
* October 21 - Henry Lawes, English composer (b. 1595)
* November 12 - Adriaen van de Venne, Dutch painter (b. 1589)
* November 20 - Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria, Governor of the Spanish Netherlands (b. 1614)
* December 20 - Axel Lillie, Swedish politician (b. 1603)
* December 30 - Ferdinand Charles of Austria, regent of the Tyrol and Further Austria (b. 1628)


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