1661 in History – What happened in year 1661

In history, year 1661 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 1661.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1661:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
30 januaryTwo years after his death, Oliver Cromwell's remains were exhumed for a posthumous execution and his head was placed on a spike above Westminster Hall in London, where it remained until 1685.
23 aprilCharles II, King of England, Ireland, and Scotland was crownedat Westminster Abbey.
23 junePrincess Catherine of Portugal wed King of England Charles II. Portugal gave island of Mumbai to England as present. The British got Bombay as dowry from Portugal. The seven islands of Bombay were 16th century Portuguese territories lying off the west coast of India, that were handed over to England under this title as part of the dowry of Catherine of Braganza, married to Charles II.
16 JulySwee Dish Bank issued the first note in Europe.
08 NovemberSikh religious teacher Har Rai died.

Famous birthdays in the year 1661:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 NovemberFlorent Carton Dancourt / Actor / France
02 SeptemberGeorg Böhm / Composer / Germany
04 NovemberCharles III Philip / Ruler / Germany
05 DecemberRobert Harley / Politician / United Kingdom
06 JuneGiacomo Antonio Perti / Educator / Italy
11 OctoberMelchior de Polignac / Poet / France
15 NovemberChristoph von Graffenried / Author / United States of America
16 AprilCharles Montagu / Politician / United Kingdom
16 JulyPierre Le Moyne d'Iberville / Explorer / Canada
18 DecemberChristopher Polhem / Physicist / Sweden
19 March Francesco Gasparini / Educator / Italy
24 JuneHachisuka Tsunanori / Daimyo / Japan
25 March Paul de Rapin / Soldier / France
25 MayClaude Buffier / Philosopher / France
28 NovemberEdward Hyde / Politician / United Kingdom
30 January Charles Rollin / Historian / France

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