1676 in History – What happened in year 1676

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.

Know what happened in 1676:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
12 AugustPuritans and their Native American allies killed Wampanoagsachem Metacomet (known as 'King Philip'), essentially ending KingPhilip's War.
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.
19 SeptemberDuring Bacon's Rebellion, Virginia settlers led by NathanielBacon burned the colonial capital of Jamestown to the ground.
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 King Philip's War.
17 AugustThe Battle of Halmstad was fought at Fyllebro and was the lastbattle in Halland between Denmark and Sweden.


List of 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

More years: 1606 | 1616 | 1626 | 1636 | 1646 | 1656 | 1666 | 1676 | 1686 | 1696 || 1576 | 1676 | 1776 | 1876 | 1976

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