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- February 2 - New Amsterdam (later renamed New York City) is incorporated.
- April 20 – Oliver Cromwell expels the Long Parliament
- May 24 – Ferdinand IV is elected King of the Romans
- June 12 - First Anglo-Dutch War: Battle of the Gabbard - lasted until June 13.
- July 4 - The Barebones Parliament meets in London till December 12
- August 9 - English naval victory over Dutch fleet off the Texel
- December 16 - Oliver Cromwell becomes Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland.
- End of the first period of republican government called the Commonwealth of England. The Rump Parliament was disbanded by Oliver Cromwell. See also the Long Parliament and Southamptonshire.
- Marcello Malpighi becomes a doctor of medicine.
- Stephen Bachiler returns to England.
- John Thurloe becomes the head of intelligence for Oliver Cromwell's Protectorate
- Taj Mahal finished
- January 13 - Philipp Jakob Spener, theologian († 1705)
- February 17 - Arcangelo Corelli, composer († 1713)
- April 2 - Prince George of Denmark, consort of Queen Anne of Great Britain
- June 26 - Cardinal André-Hercule de Fleury, Bishop of Fréjus, chief minister of France under Louis XV
- Roger North, biographer († 1734)
- Chikamatsu Monzaemon, playwright († 1724)
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