Decades: 1620s 1630s 1640s 1650s 1660s - 1670s - 1680s 1690s 1700s 1710s 1720s
Years: 1672 1673 1674 1675 1676 - 1677 - 1678 1679 1680 1681 1682
First performance of Racine's tragedy, Phèdre
Sarah Churchill marries John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough
Battle of Cassel, Philippe I of Orleans defeats William of Orange
Mary II of England marries William of Orange
English Statute of frauds is passed into law
Battle of Landskrona
Elias Ashmole gifts the collection that begins the Ashmolean Museum to Oxford University
Francis Aungier is made the first Earl of Longford
Michel le Tellier becomes chancellor of France
Sir John Chardin returns to Europe from his travels in Persia
Second London Baptist Confession written, was be published in 1689
Charles II of England makes Henry Purcell court musician.
War between Russia and Turkey.
Jules Hardouin-Mansart begins la place Vendôme in Paris (completed in 1698).
Antoni van Leeuwenhoek observes spermatozoa under the microscope.
The Swedes defeat the Danes, at Rostock and at Landström.
Population of Paris first exceeds 500,000, and ice cream becomes popular.
Stanislaus I of Poland
Isaac Barrow, English mathematician
Fabian von Fersen, Swedish soldier
Matthew Locke, composer, in August
Gilbert Sheldon, Archbishop of Canterbury
Baruch Spinoza, Dutch philosopher
Duke William Louis of Württemberg
Thomas Wriothesley, Earl of Southampton
Mathieu Le Nain, French painter\n