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Heads of State · Nekrolog

First naval battle of Schooneveld, Willem van de Velde the Elder
The Netherlands
gained the upper hand in several naval battles in the Third Anglo-Dutch War .
Leeuwenhoek, A Specimen of Some Observations Made by a Microscope
Antoni van Leeuwenhoek writes a report on his investigations with the microscope .
Louis XIV before Maastricht
Louis XIV conquered the city of Maastricht during the Dutch War .
1673 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1121/22 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1665/66 (September 10-11)
Bengali solar calendar 1078/79 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2216/17 (southern Buddhism); 2215/16 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 72nd (73rd) cycle

Year of the water buffalo癸丑 ( at the beginning of the year water rat 壬子)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1035/36 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 4006/07 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 1051/52
Islamic calendar 1083/84 (April 17-18)
Jewish calendar 5433/34 (September 10-11)
Coptic calendar 1389/90 (September 10-11)
Malayalam calendar 848/849
Seleucid era Babylon: 1983/84 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1984/85 (New Year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1729/30 (April)


Politics and world events

Western Europe

Sea battle off Texel
Bonn before the siege
  • The English parliament forces King Charles II to approve the so-called test act , with which Catholics in England are excluded from public office. The law is a reaction to Charles 'younger brother James ' conversion to Catholicism and the fear of re-Catholicization of the country if he acceded to the throne.

Eastern Europe

Jan Sobieski in the battle of Chotyn



science and technology


Historical maps and views

London 1673, Richard Blome


First half of the year

Second half of the year

Exact date of birth unknown


First half of the year

Portrait of Molières, 1658

Second half of the year

Exact date of death unknown

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