1679 in History – What happened in year 1679

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

In history, year 1679 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 1679.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1679 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
07 augustLe Griffon, a brigantine built by René-Robert de La Salle,became the first sailing ship to navigate the upper Great Lakes.
26 MayThe British Parliament passed the Habeas Corpus Act, which is considered to be the world's first human rights law for personal liberty of man.
02 AprilThe Mughal ruler Akbar abolished the jizya tax.


Famous birthdays in the year 1679:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
05 January Pietro Filippo Scarlatti / Composer / Italy
14 February Georg Friedrich Kauffmann / Composer / Germany
14 MayPeder Horrebow / Astronomer / Denmark
16 OctoberJan Dismas Zelenka / Composer / Czech Republic
22 AugustPierre Guérin de Tencin / Cardinal / France
24 January Christian Wolff / Philosopher / Germany
24 DecemberDomenico Sarro / Educator / Italy
27 March Domenico Lalli / Poet / Italy
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