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France gained territory through the Peace of Aachen
The Peace of Aachen between France and Spain
ends Louis XIV's war of devolution .
First edition of Milton's Paradise Lost
The first edition of John Milton's Paradise Lost appears.
The sack of Puerto del Príncipe
Henry Morgan
loots several cities
in South America and the Caribbean.
1668 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1116/17 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1660/61 (September 10-11)
Bengali solar calendar 1073/74 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2211/12 (southern Buddhism); 2210/11 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 72nd (73rd) cycle

Year of the Earth-Monkey戊申 ( at the beginning of the year Fire-Sheep 丁未)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1030/31 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 4001/02 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 1046/47
Islamic calendar 1078/79 (June 10-11)
Jewish calendar 5428/29 (September 5-6)
Coptic calendar 1384/85 (September 10-11)
Malayalam calendar 843/844
Seleucid era Babylon: 1978/79 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1979/80 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1724/25 (April)


Politics and world events

War of devolution of Louis XIV.

Map of the course of the war in the war of devolution

War of Restoration between Spain and Portugal

Asia and America


science and technology

Replica of Newton's 6 ″ telescope



Title page of the first edition

Music and theater

Sheldonian Theater


Unum necessarium , title page of the first edition, Amsterdam


Historical maps and views

Representation of Elmina Castle 1668, on the right the hill Sao Jago


First half of the year

Second half of the year


First half of the year

Second half of the year

Exact date of death unknown

Web links

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