1662 in history

1662 events chronologically

Feb 1 The Chinese general Koxinga seizes the island of Taiwan after a nine-month siege
May 9 The figure who later became Mr. Punch made his first recorded appearance in England
Aug 24 The Act of Uniformity requires England to accept the Book of Common Prayer
Oct 17 Charles II of England sells Dunkirk to France for 40,000 pounds

Top 7 most famous people born in 1662

Jan 27 Richard Bentley an English classical scholar, critic, and theologian. He was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge
Mar 26 Marie Louise of Orléans (1662–1689) Queen consort of Spain from 1679 to 1689 as the first wife of King Charles II of Spain. She was a granddaughter of Louis XIII of France; this made her a petite-fille de France. In her adopted country, she was known as María Luisa de Orleans
Apr 30 Mary II of England joint Sovereign of England, Scotland, and Ireland with her husband , William III and II, from 1689 until her death. William and Mary, both Protestants, became king and queen regnant, respectively, following the Glorious Revolution, which resulted in the deposition of her Roman Catholic father, James II and VII. William became sole ruler upon her death in 1694. Popular histories usually refer to their joint reign as that of "William and Mary"
Jun 11 Tokugawa Ienobu the sixth shogun of the Tokugawa dynasty of Japan. He was the eldest son of Tokugawa Tsunashige, thus making him the nephew of Tokugawa Ietsuna and Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, the grandson of Tokugawa Iemitsu, the great-grandson of Tokugawa Hidetada, and the great-great grandson of Tokugawa Ieyasu
Jul 11 Maximilian II Emanuel Elector of Bavaria a Wittelsbach ruler of Bavaria and a Kurfürst of the Holy Roman Empire. He was also the last governor of the Spanish Netherlands and duke of Luxembourg. An able soldier, his ambition led to conflicts that limited his ultimate dynastic achievements
Aug 16 Hans-Adam I Prince of Liechtenstein the son of Karl Eusebius, Prince of Liechtenstein and Johanna Beatrix, Princess von Dietrichstein zu Nikolsburg.
Oct 18 Matthew Henry a Welsh Non-Conformist minister.

Top 7 most famous people died in 1662

Feb 13 Elizabeth Stuart Queen of Bohemia was, as the wife of Frederick V, Elector Palatine, Electress Palatine, and briefly, Queen of Bohemia. Because her husband’s reign in Bohemia lasted for just one winter, Elizabeth often is referred to as The Winter Queen. She was the second child and eldest daughter of James VI and I, King of Scots, England, and Ireland, and his wife, Anne of Denmark
Feb 23 Johann Crüger a German composer of well-known hymns.
Mar 30 François le Métel de Boisrobert a French poet, playwright, and courtier.
Jun 14 Henry Vane the Younger an English politician, statesman, and colonial governor. He was briefly present in North America, serving one term as the Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and supported the creation of Roger Williams' Rhode Island Colony and Harvard College. A proponent of religious tolerance, he returned to England in 1637 following the Antinomian controversy that led to the banning of Anne Hutchinson from Massachusetts
Jun 23 Koxinga a Chinese military leader who was born in Hirado, Japan to the Chinese merchant/pirate Zheng Zhilong and his Japanese wife Tagawa Matsu, and died on Formosa.
Aug 19 Blaise Pascal a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Christian philosopher. He was a child prodigy who was educated by his father, a tax collector in Rouen. Pascal's earliest work was in the natural and applied sciences where he made important contributions to the study of fluids, and clarified the concepts of pressure and vacuum by generalizing the work of Evangelista Torricelli. Pascal also wrote in defense of the scientific method
Nov 20 Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria an Austrian military commander, Governor of the Spanish Netherlands from 1647 to 1656, and a patron of the arts.