1669 in History – What happened in year 1669

In history, year 1669 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 1669.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1669:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
31 mayCiting poor eyesight, English naval administrator and Member of Parliament Samuel Pepys recorded his last entry in his diary, one of the most important primary sources for the English Restoration period.
03 MayThe third President of India Zakir Hussain died. He was the first President of the country who died in office.
11 MarchThe Etna volcano erupted in Italy, killing 15,000 people.
25 MarchThe horrific eruption at Mount Etna, a volcano on Sisadi Island, killed more than 20 thousand people.
09 AprilThe Mughal emperor Aurangzeb ordered the demolition of all Hindu schools and temples.


Famous birthdays in the year 1669:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 February Louis Marchand / Composer / France
10 OctoberJohann Nicolaus Bach / Composer / Germany
24 MayEmerentia von Düben / Royal Favorite / Sweden
26 MaySébastien Vaillant / Botanist / France
27 AugustAnne Marie d'Orléans / Queen / France

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