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|Centuries:||16th century – 17th century – 18th century|
|Decades:||1630s 1640s 1650s – 1660s – 1670s 1680s 1690s|
|Years:||1659 1660 1661 – 1662 – 1663 1664 1665|
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|Ab urbe condita||2415|
|English Regnal year||13 Cha. 2 – 14 Cha. 2
— to —壬寅年十一月廿一日
|- Vikram Samvat||1718–1719|
|- Shaka Samvat||1584–1585|
|- Kali Yuga||4763–4764|
|- Ǹrí Ìgbò||662–663|
|Japanese calendar||Manji 5Kanbun 1
|Juche calendar||N/A (before 1912)|
|Julian calendar||Gregorian minus 10 days|
|Minguo calendar||250 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||2205|
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- January 23 – Battle of Nagyszőllős: János Kemény of Transylvania is killed.
- February 1 – The Chinese general Koxinga seizes the Dutch Fort Zealandia on the island of Taiwan after a 9-month siege, then establishes the Kingdom of Tungning. In response, the Kangxi Emperor of the mainland Qing Dynasty migrates all residents along the southern coast by 50 miles.
- March 18 – A short-lived experiment of the first public buses (holding 8 passengers) begins in Paris.
- 3 May John Winthrop the Younger the son of the first governor of Massachusetts, has been honoured by being made a fellow of the Royal Society, England's new scientific society. Winthrop has used the election to the society to gain access to the king, who has granted him a new charter uniting the colonies of Connecticut and New Haven.
- May 9 – Samuel Pepys witnesses a Punch and Judy show in London (the first on record).
- May 16 – The Hearth Tax is introduced in England, Wales and Scotland.
- May 30 – Catherine of Braganza marries Charles II of England; as part of the dowry, Portugal cedes Bombay and Tangier to England.
- July 15 – The Royal Society receives an official charter.
- October 27 – Charles II of England sells Dunkirk to France for £40,000 (or 2.5 million livres).
- November 28 – The Royal Society holds its first meeting.
- December 20 – Nicolas Fouquet is sentenced to banishment.
- December 26 – Molière's play The School for Wives premieres.
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- The Act of Uniformity 1662 in England and Wales makes mandatory the use of the Book of Common Prayer.
- Robert Boyle publishes Nova experimenta physico-mechanica, setting forth the law bearing his name.
- Milton, Massachusetts is incorporated as a town.
- John Graunt, in one of the earliest uses of statistics, publishes statistical information about births and deaths in London.
- The Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnbergde:Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg is founded in Germany.
- January 9 – John Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (d. 1711)
- January 12 – Samuel Shute, Governor of Massachusetts Bay (d. 1742)
- January 27 – Richard Bentley, English classical scholar (d. 1742)
- February 15 – James Renwick, Covenanter martyr (d. 1688)
- April 30 – Mary II of England, Scotland, and Ireland (d. 1694)
- May 3 – Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann, German architect (d. 1737)
- May 18 – George Smalridge, English Bishop of Bristol (d. 1719)
- June 11 – Tokugawa Ienobu, Japanese shogun (d. 1712)
- July 11 – Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria (d. 1726)
- August 5 – James Anderson, Scottish historian (d. 1728)
- August 13 – Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset, English politician (d. 1748)
- August 25 – John Leverett the Younger, American President of Harvard (d. 1724)
- August 28 – Maria Aurora of Königsmarck, royal mistress (d. 1728)
- October 18 – Matthew Henry, English non-conformist minister (d. 1714)
- October 19 – William Ernest, Duke of Saxe-Weimar (d. 1728)
- November 11 – Sir John Chesshyre, English lawyer (d. 1738)
- December 13 – Francesco Bianchini, Italian philosopher and scientist (d. 1729)
- December 17 – Samuel Wesley, English poet and father of the Wesley brothers (d. 1735)
- December 18 – James Douglas, 2nd Duke of Queensberry, Scottish politician (d. 1711)
- January 10 – Honoré II, Prince of Monaco (b. 1597)
- February 9 – Judith Quiney, daughter of William Shakespeare (b. 1585)
- February 13 – Elizabeth of Bohemia (Elizabeth Stuart) (b. 1596)
- March 10 – Samuel Hartlib, British scholar (b. 1600)
- March 17 – Jerome Weston, 2nd Earl of Portland (b. 1605)
- March 20 – François le Métel de Boisrobert, French poet (b. 1592)
- April 14 – William Fiennes, 1st Viscount Saye and Sele, English statesman (b. 1582)
- April 22 – John Tradescant the younger, botanist (b. 1608)
- May 23 – John Gauden, English bishop and writer (b. 1605)
- June 14 – Henry Vane the Younger, British Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1613)
- July 14 – Camilla Faà, secret wife of the Duke of Mantua (b. c. 1599)
- July 16 – Alfonso IV d'Este, Duke of Modena (b. 1634)
- August 19 – Blaise Pascal, French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher (b. 1623)
- September 3 – William Lenthall, English politician (b. 1591)
- September 22 – John Biddle, English theologian (b. 1615)
- October 21 – Henry Lawes, English composer (b. 1595)
- November 12 – Adriaen van de Venne, Dutch painter (b. 1589)
- November 20 – Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria, Governor of the Spanish Netherlands (b. 1614)
- December 20 – Axel Lillie, Swedish politician (b. 1603)
- December 30 – Ferdinand Charles of Austria, regent of the Tyrol and Further Austria (b. 1628)