1660 in History – What happened in year 1660

In history, year 1660 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 1660.

Know what happened in 1660:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
04 AprilCharles II of England issued the Declaration of Breda, describing his conditions for the Restoration of the crown of England.
28 November At London's Gresham College, Robert Boyle, John Wilkins,Christopher Wren and other leading scientists founded a learned societynow known as the Royal Society (coat of arms pictured).
13 FebruaryThe five-year-old Charles XI became King of Sweden.
01 JuneMary Dyer was hanged in Boston for repeatedly defying a lawbanning Quakers from the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
28 NovemberAt London's Gresham College, Robert Boyle, John Wilkins,Christopher Wren and other leading scientists founded a learned societynow known as the Royal Society.
07 DecemberA woman appeared on stage as a professional actress in England for the first time, most often credited to Margaret Hughes.
28 NovemberAt London's Gresham College, Robert Boyle, John Wilkins,Christopher Wren and other leading scientists founded a learned societynow known as the Royal Society.
04 AprilCharles II of England issued the Declaration of Breda,describing his conditions for the Restoration of the crown of England.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1660:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 MayAlessandro Scarlatti / Composer / Italy
04 DecemberAndré Campra / Composer / France
06 AprilJohann Kuhnau / Composer / Germany
15 NovemberHermann von der Hardt / Historian / Germany
16 AprilHans Sloane / Physician / United Kingdom
19 AprilSebastián Durón / Composer / Spain
19 February Friedrich Hoffmann / Physician / Germany
20 NovemberDaniel Ernst Jablonski / Theologian / Czech Republic
20 OctoberRobert Bertie / Politician / United Kingdom
21 AugustHubert Gautier / Engineer / France
24 JulyCharles Talbot / Politician / United Kingdom

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