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- February 19 - England and the Netherlands sign the Treaty of Westminster. A provision of the agreement transfers the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam to England, which renamed it New York
- May 21 - John Sobieski is elected by the nobility to be the King of Poland.
- June 6 - Shivaji is crowned King of the Maratha lands.
- November 10 - Anglo-Dutch War: As provided in the Treaty of Westminster of Feb 19, Netherlands cedes New Netherlands to England.
- December 4 - Father Jacques Marquette founds a mission on the shores of Lake Michigan to minister to the Illinois Indian s (the mission would later grow into the city of Chicago, Illinois).
- January 12 - Giacomo Carissimi Baroque era composer and musician
- Robert Herrick - poet
- November 8 - John Milton
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