1674 in History – What happened in year 1674

✅ Published on March 28th, 2009 in 17th Century in History

In history, year 1674 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 1674.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1674 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
19 februaryThe Third Anglo-Dutch War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Westminster, with England regaining New York, and the Netherlands taking Suriname.
21 mayJohn III Sobieski, elected by the szlachta, became the monarch of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.
06 juneChatrapati Shivaji was crowned as king of Maratha Empire. Shivaji was a great warrior king as well as great reformer. His ideas and thoughts were greatly influenced by her mother Jija Mata. He invented many warrior techniques. He was also known as an inventor of guerilla warfare in Indian history.
06 juneShivaji, who led a resistance to free the Maratha from theSultanate of Bijapur and the Mughal Empire, was crowned the firstChhatrapati of the Maratha Empire.
17 juneJijabai, mother of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, died. Jijabai was a very pious and intelligent woman with great vision for independent kingdom. She inspired Shivaji by telling stories from Ramayana, Mahabharata, and Balaraja. Inspired by her, Shivaji took the Oath of Independence (SWARAJA) in the fort temple of lord Raireshwar in 1645 when he was 17. In Shivaji's impeccable, spotless character and courage, Jijabai's contribution is enormous.
28 MayThe Parliament of Germany declared war against France.
04 JuneHorse racing was banned in the US city of Massachusetts.
06 JuneShivaji's coronation in Raigad Fort and also he assumed the title of Chhatrapati.
12 JulyShivaji signed a friendship contract with the East India Company.


Famous birthdays in the year 1674:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
09 AugustFrantišek Maxmilián Kaňka / Architect / Czech Republic
09 January Reinhard Keiser / Composer / Germany
15 January Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon / Poet / France
17 JulyIsaac Watts / Writer / United Kingdom
24 January Thomas Tanner / Bishop / United Kingdom
25 DecemberThomas Halyburton / Politician / Scotland
29 SeptemberJacques-Martin Hotteterre / Composer / France
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