|Centuries:||16th century - 17th century - 18th century|
|Decades:|| 1640s 1650s 1660s - 1670s - 1680s 1690s 1700s
|Years:||1673 1674 1675 - 1676 - 1677 1678 1679|
|1676 in topic:|
|Subjects: Archaeology – Architecture –|
|Art – Literature – Music – Science|
|Leaders: State leaders – Colonial governors|
|Category: Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Births – Deaths – Works|
Events of 1676[edit | edit source]
January - June[edit | edit source]
- January 29 - Feodor III becomes Tsar of Russia.
- May 26 - a fire destroys the Town Hall and 624 houses in Southwark in England.
- June - Beginning of Bacon's Rebellion in the Virginia Colony.
July - December[edit | edit source]
- July 17 - In France, Marie-Madeleine-Marguerite d'Aubray is executed for poisoning his father and brothers. Case also scares the king Louis XIV to start a series of investigations about possible poisonings and witchcraft, later called the Poison affair.
- 12 August - King Philip (Metacomet), the chief of the Wampanoags that had waged war throughout southern New England in a war that bore his name, was killed after a party led by Benjamin Church tracked him down.
- September 21 - Pope Innocent XI succeeds Pope Clement X as the 240th pope.
- November 16 - The Nantucket Island Prison founded on Nantucket Island in the English colony of Massachusetts.
- December - Ole Rømer makes the first quantitative measurements of the speed of light.
Undated[edit | edit source]
- First measurement of the speed of light, by Ole Rømer.
- King Philip's War continues, between the settlers in New England and the indigenous tribes led by Metacomet.
- First actions in the Russo-Turkish Wars.
- Emperor Yohannes I decrees that Muslims must live separately from Christians throughout Ethiopia.
- Anton van Leeuwenhoek discovers microorganisms.
- Turku was the meeting place of the States of Finland.
Births[edit | edit source]
|Gregorian calendar||1676 |
|Ab urbe condita||2429|
|Armenian calendar||1125 |
|Bahá'í calendar||-168 – -167|
|Coptic calendar||1392 – 1393|
|Ethiopian calendar||1668 – 1669|
|Hebrew calendar||5436 – 5437|
|- Vikram Samvat||1731 – 1732|
|- Shaka Samvat||1598 – 1599|
|- Kali Yuga||4777 – 4778|
|Iranian calendar||1054 – 1055|
|Islamic calendar||1086 – 1087|
|- Imperial Year||Kōki 2336|
|Thai solar calendar||2219|
- May 8 - Frederick I of Sweden (died 1751)
- March 17 - Thomas Boston, Scottish church leader (died 1732)
- March 27 - Francis II Rákóczi, leader of the Hungarian uprising against the Habsburg (died April 8, 1735)
- April 23 - King Frederick I of Sweden (died 1751)
- May 28 - Jacopo Riccati, Italian mathematician (died 1754)
- June 21 - Anthony Collins, English philosopher (died 1729)
- July 3 - Leopold I, Prussian field marshal (died 1747)
- July 14 - Caspar Abel, German theologian, historian, and poet (died 1763)
- August 26 - Robert Walpole, first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (died 1745)
- September 19 - Eberhard Ludwig (died 1733)
- October 8 - Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Spanish scholar (died 1764)
- See also 1676 births.
Deaths[edit | edit source]
- January 14 - Francesco Cavalli, Italian composer (born 1602)
- January 29 - Tsar Alexis I of Russia (born 1629)
- February 14 - Abraham Bosse, French engraver and artist (born c.1604)
- March 21 - Henri Sauval, French historian (born 1623)
- April 5 - John Winthrop, Governor of Connecticut (born 1606)
- April 29 - Michiel Adriaanszoon de Ruijter, Dutch admiral (born 1607)
- June 7 - Paul Gerhardt, German hymnist (born 1606)
- July 5 - Carl Gustaf Wrangel, Swedish soldier (born 1613)
- July 22 - Pope Clement X (born 1590)
- July 25 - François Hédelin, French writer (born 1604)
- August 11 - Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen, German writer (born 1621)
- September 10 - Gerrard Winstanley, English religious reformer (born 1609)
- October 28 - Jean Desmarets, French writer (born 1595)
- November 1 - Gisbertus Voetius, Dutch theologian (born 1589)
- December 25 - Matthew Hale, Lord Chief Justice of England (born 1609)
- December 25 - William Cavendish, English soldier, politician, and writer (born 1592)
- See also 1676 deaths.
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