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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1666 AD


January 26: France declares war on England and Munster


February 16: Netherlands and Brandenburg sign treaty


April 18: Peace of Kleef: Netherlands and bishop Von Galen of Munster


June 4: Battle at Duinkerk: English vs Dutch fleet
June 11: Vierdaagse Sea battle (Ruyter-Monk vs Prince Ruprecht)


August 4: Hurricane hits Guadeloupe, Martinique and St. Christopher; thousands die
August 4: Sea battle between Netherlands and England
August 5: English fleet beats Dutch under Michiel the Ruyter


September 1: Great London Fire begins in Pudding Lane. 80% of London is destroyed
September 2: Fire in London destroys 13,000 houses and kills 8
September 2: Great Fire in London ends, kills 8
September 12: Great Fire in London ends, kills 8
September 14: St. Paul's in London destroyed by fire
September 16: "Messiah" Sjabtai Tswi becomes Islamiet
September 23: Princess Maria of Orange-Nassau marries Mauritius earl of Simmeren


October 25: Brandenburg/Brunswick/Denmark/Netherlands form anti-French Quadruple Alliance


November 14: Samuel Pepys reports on 1st blood transfusion (between dogs)


December 30: Abraham Crijnssen departs to Suriname
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