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|Centuries:||16th century – 17th century – 18th century|
|Decades:||1640s 1650s 1660s – 1670s – 1680s 1690s 1700s|
|Years:||1671 1672 1673 – 1674 – 1675 1676 1677|
|1674 by topic:|
|Arts and Science|
|Architecture - Art - Literature - Music - Science|
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|Establishments - Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||2427|
|Bahá'í calendar||-170 – -169|
|English Regnal year||25 Cha. 2 – 26 Cha. 2|
|Chinese calendar||癸丑年 (Water Ox)
4370 or 4310
— to —
甲寅年 (Wood Tiger)
4371 or 4311
|- Vikram Samvat||1730–1731|
|- Shaka Samvat||1596–1597|
|- Kali Yuga||4775–4776|
|Japanese calendar||Enpō 2
|Julian calendar||Gregorian minus 10 days|
|Minguo calendar||238 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||2217|
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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 renames it New York, in exchange for the British colonies of Berbice and Essequibo.
- May 21 – John III Sobieski is elected by the nobility as King of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (to 1696).
- June 6 – Shivaji is crowned as Chatrapati Shivaji at Raigad Fort in India.
- August 11 – Battle of Seneffe: The French army under Louis II de Bourbon, Prince de Condé defeats the Dutch-Spanish-Austrian army under William III of Orange.
- November 10 – Anglo-Dutch War: As provided in the Treaty of Westminster of 19 February, 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 people (the mission would later grow into the city of Chicago).
- The Duke of York (later James II) becomes increasingly unpopular in England because of his Catholicism; agitation heightens throughout the country with a petition to exclude him from the succession.
- The East India Company arranges a trading treaty with the Maratha Empire that has recently been founded by Shivaji Bhonsle in central India.
- Two skeletons of children are discovered at the White Tower (Tower of London) and believed at this time to be the remains of the Princes in the Tower.
- January 15 – Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, French writer (d. 1762)
- January 24 – Thomas Tanner, English bishop and antiquarian (d. 1735)
- March – Jethro Tull, English agriculturist (d. 1741)
- July 12 – Abigail Williams, American accuser in the Salem witch trials (d. 1765)
- July 17 – Isaac Watts, English hymnist (d. 1748)
- August 2 – Philip II, Duke of Orléans, regent of France (d. 1723)
- August 9 – František Maxmilián Kaňka, Czech architect (d. 1766)
- December 25 – Thomas Halyburton, Scottish theologian (d. 1712)
- date unknown – Ki-Khosrow, Persian Governor of Kandahar (d. 1711)
- January 12 – Giacomo Carissimi Italian composer (b. 1605)
- February 22 – Jean Chapelain, French writer (b. 1595)
- February 24 – Matthias Weckmann, German composer (b. 1616)
- March 8 – Charles Sorel, sieur de Souvigny, French writer (b. 1597)
- June 14 – Marin le Roy de Gomberville, French writer (b. 1600)
- July 2 – Eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg (b. 1614)
- August 12 – Philippe de Champaigne, French painter (b. 1602)
- October – Robert Herrick, English poet (b. 1591)
- October 10 – Thomas Traherne, English poet (b. c. 1637)
- October 22 – Gerbrand van den Eeckhout, Dutch painter (b. 1621)
- October 27 – Hallgrímur Pétursson, Icelandic poet (b. 1614)
- November 8 – John Milton, English Puritan poet noted for Paradise Lost and other works including Lycidas; On His Blindness; L’Allegro; On The Late Massacre In Piedmont; Paradise Regained (b. 1608)
- December 9 – Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon, English statesman and historian (b. 1609)