1665 in History – What happened in year 1665

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

In history, year 1665 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 1665.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1665 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
06 marchThe first joint Secretary of the Royal Society, HenryOldenburg, publishes the first issue of Philosophical Transactions ofthe Royal Society, the world's longest-running scientific journal.
07 novemberThe London Gazette, the oldest surviving English-languagenewspaper, was first published as the Oxford Gazette.
12 JuneNew Amsterdam legally became part of Britain and was named New York after the Duke of York.
04 SeptemberPurandar was signed between the Maratha ruler Shivaji and the Mughals.
12 AugustThe English fleet defeated the Dutch fleet.
25 DecemberThe East India Company of France was formed in India to compete in political, economic and imperialist matters from Britain during the reign of Louis XIV.
12 JanuaryThe French mathematician Pierdi Ferma died. He made many rules related to mathematics which are known by him.


Famous birthdays in the year 1665:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 JulySamuel Penhallow / Soldier / United States of America
04 March Philip Christoph von Königsmarck / Soldier / Sweden
04 JuneZacharie Robutel de La Noue / Captain / Canada
12 February Rudolf Jakob Camerarius / Physician / Germany
17 March Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre / Composer / France
19 AprilJacques Lelong / Author / France
21 AugustGiacomo F. Maraldi / Astronomer / France
25 DecemberLady Grizel Baillie / Poet / United Kingdom
27 AugustJohn Hervey / Politician / United Kingdom
28 DecemberGeorge FitzRoy / Politician / United Kingdom
29 AprilJames Butler / Politician / Ireland
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