1668 in History – What happened in year 1668

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

In history, year 1668 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 1668.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1668 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
07 AugustRenowned Newton earned a master's degree from Trinity College Cambridge.
28 FebruarySambhaji, son of Maratha ruler Shivaji, died due to imprisonment and torture by Mughal ruler Aurangzeb.
25 MarchHorse racing was organized for the first time in America.
27 MarchEngland's ruler Charles II ceded Bombay to the East India Company.


Famous birthdays in the year 1668:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
06 MayAlain-René Lesage / Author / France
10 NovemberFrançois Couperin / Composer / France
11 NovemberJohann Albert Fabricius / Author / Germany
14 AprilMagnus Julius De la Gardie / Politician / Sweden
23 JuneGiambattista Vico / Historian / Italy
31 DecemberHerman Boerhaave / Physician / Netherlands
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