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The contract between the Netherlands and Koxinga
The Netherlands
lose the island of Taiwan
to the pirate Koxinga .
Cover page of Graunt's work Natural and Political Observations Made upon the Bills of Mortality
John Graunt calculates
the first mortality table
and is therefore considered a pioneer
of modern statistics .
Frederik de Wit: Nova Orbis Tabula in Lucem Edita
The Amsterdam cartographer Frederik de Wit draws a map of the world.
1662 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1110/11 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1654/55 (September 10-11)
Bengali solar calendar 1067/68 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2205/06 (southern Buddhism); 2204/05 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 72nd (73rd) cycle

Year of the water tiger壬寅 ( at the beginning of the year metal buffalo 辛丑)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1024/25 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 3995/96 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 1040/41
Islamic calendar 1072/73 (August 15/16)
Jewish calendar 5422/23 (September 13-14)
Coptic calendar 1378/79 (September 10-11)
Malayalam calendar 837/838
Seleucid era Babylon: 1972/73 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1973/74 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1718/19 (April)


Politics and world events


Zeelandia shortly before the surrender


Catherine Henrietta from Braganza



The five routes of the carrosses à cinq sols

science and technology



Anton Ulrich von Württemberg: The Trojan Paridis judgment / From the golden apple of the Eridis

Theater and musical theater

Tea culture




  • Elector Friedrich Wilhelm von Brandenburg issued a first edict of tolerance that forbids reciprocal pulpit polemics, that is, criticism between Calvinists and Lutherans of the other doctrine from the pulpit. Only those candidates should be admitted to the pastoral office who intend to act in the interests of the Irenik . Decisive here is the program of the Heidelberg Reformed David Pareus with the aim of bridging religious differences between Reformed and Lutherans in order to create a common front against the Catholic Church. In addition, the candidates are banned from studying in Wittenberg , which is considered the Lutheran stronghold of the Reformation par excellence. This edict has met with massive criticism , especially from Lutheran orthodoxy .
  • September 8th : At the convocation of Elector Friedrich Wilhelm, the Berlin religious discussion begins between Lutheran and Reformed theologians of the Mark Brandenburg with the aim of bringing the two Protestant denominations closer together .

Historical maps and views

Church of St. Michael , Hildesheim, drawing from 1662


First half of the year

Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann

Second half of the year


First half of the year

Second half of the year

Blaise Pascal

Exact date of death unknown

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