1660 in History – What happened in year 1660

✅ Published on March 27th, 2009 in 17th Century in History

In history, year 1660 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1660.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1660 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
13 februaryThe five-year-old Charles XI became King of Sweden.
04 aprilCharles II of England issued the Declaration of Breda,describing his conditions for the Restoration of the crown of England.
01 juneMary Dyer was hanged in Boston for repeatedly defying a lawbanning Quakers from the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
28 novemberAt London's Gresham College, Robert Boyle, John Wilkins,Christopher Wren and other leading scientists founded a learned societynow known as the Royal Society.
07 decemberA woman appeared on stage as a professional actress in England for the first time, most often credited to Margaret Hughes.
03 MaySweden, Polar and Austria signed the Olva peace deal. The Treaty or Peace of Oliva was one of the peace treaties that ended the Second Northern War (1655–1660). The Treaty of Oliva in the same year, and the Treaty of Copenhagen, and the Treaty of Cardis in the following year marked the high point of the Swedish Empire.
28 NovemberThe Royal Society was formed in London.
23 AprilThe Oliva Treaty was agreed between Sweden and Poland.


Famous birthdays in the year 1660:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 MayAlessandro Scarlatti / Composer / Italy
04 DecemberAndré Campra / Composer / France
06 AprilJohann Kuhnau / Composer / Germany
15 NovemberHermann von der Hardt / Historian / Germany
16 AprilHans Sloane / Physician / United Kingdom
19 AprilSebastián Durón / Composer / Spain
19 February Friedrich Hoffmann / Physician / Germany
20 OctoberRobert Bertie / Politician / United Kingdom
20 NovemberDaniel Ernst Jablonski / Theologian / Czech Republic
21 AugustHubert Gautier / Engineer / France
24 JulyCharles Talbot / Politician / United Kingdom
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