1676 in History – What happened in year 1676

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

In history, year 1676 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 1676.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1676 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
01 juneThe Swedish warship Kronan, one of the largest ships in theworld of its time, sank at the Battle of Öland with a loss of around800 men.
02 juneFranco-Dutch War: France ensured the supremacy of its naval fleet for the remainder of the war with its victory in the Battle of Palermo. The naval Battle of Palermo took place during the Franco-Dutch War, between a French force led by Abraham Duquesne, sent to support a revolt in the city of Messina against the Spanish rule in Sicily, and a Spanish force supported by a Dutch maritime expedition force.
30 julyVirginia colonist Nathaniel Bacon and his makeshift army issueda Declaration of the People of Virginia, instigating a rebellion againstthe rule of Governor William Berkeley.
12 augustPuritans and their Native American allies killed Wampanoagsachem Metacomet (known as 'King Philip'), essentially ending KingPhilip's War.
17 augustThe Battle of Halmstad was fought at Fyllebro and was the lastbattle in Halland between Denmark and Sweden.
19 septemberDuring Bacon's Rebellion, Virginia settlers led by NathanielBacon burned the colonial capital of Jamestown to the ground.
05 OctoberThe East India Company got the right to exchange Indian currency in Mumbai from the King of England.
27 OctoberPoland and Turkey signed the Treaty of Versailles.
26 AugustThe first Prime Minister of Britain, Robert Walpole, was born.

Famous birthdays in the year 1676:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
04 AprilGiuseppe Maria Orlandini / Composer / Italy
04 February Giacomo Facco / Violinist / Italy
08 OctoberBenito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro / Scholar / Spain
14 JulyCaspar Abel / Poet / Germany
17 March Thomas Boston / Philosopher / Scotland
19 January John Weldon / Composer / United Kingdom
21 JuneAnthony Collins / Author / United Kingdom
26 AugustRobert Walpole / Politician / United Kingdom
27 March Francis Rákóczi II / Prince / Hungary
28 MayJacopo Riccati / Academic / Italy
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