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Millennium: 2nd millennium
May 24: The War of Devolution begins after Spain's King Philip IV reneges on a promised dowry to France's King Louis XIV.
1667 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1667
Ab urbe condita2420
Armenian calendar1116
Assyrian calendar6417
Balinese saka calendar1588–1589
Bengali calendar1074
Berber calendar2617
English Regnal year18 Cha. 2 – 19 Cha. 2
Buddhist calendar2211
Burmese calendar1029
Byzantine calendar7175–7176
Chinese calendar丙午年 (Fire Horse)
4364 or 4157
    — to —
丁未年 (Fire Goat)
4365 or 4158
Coptic calendar1383–1384
Discordian calendar2833
Ethiopian calendar1659–1660
Hebrew calendar5427–5428
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1723–1724
 - Shaka Samvat1588–1589
 - Kali Yuga4767–4768
Holocene calendar11667
Igbo calendar667–668
Iranian calendar1045–1046
Islamic calendar1077–1078
Japanese calendarKanbun 7
Javanese calendar1589–1590
Julian calendarGregorian minus 10 days
Korean calendar4000
Minguo calendar245 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar199
Thai solar calendar2209–2210
Tibetan calendar阳火马年
(male Fire-Horse)
1793 or 1412 or 640
    — to —
(female Fire-Goat)
1794 or 1413 or 641
June 914: Raid on the Medway

1667 (MDCLXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar, the 1667th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 667th year of the 2nd millennium, the 67th year of the 17th century, and the 8th year of the 1660s decade. As of the start of 1667, the Gregorian calendar was 10 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.





  • July 31Second Anglo-Dutch War – The Treaty of Breda ends the war by England against the Dutch Republic, France and Denmark and Norway. In the Americas, the Dutch retain control of Surinam, the English retain New Netherland and the French Acadia.[11][12]
  • August 5 – The province of Holland in the Dutch Republic passes the "Perpetual Edict" declaring that it will no longer acknowledge the authority of the republic's Stadtholder, and other provinces soon follow suit.
  • August 10 – The Siege of Lille, at this time part of the Spanish Netherlands (modern-day Belgium) begins and becomes the only major engagement of the "War of Devolution" between France and Spain. The Spanish Army surrenders after 16 days.
  • August 15
    • The League of the Rhine is dissolved by agreement of its members, nine years and one day after its formation as a military alliance between German kingdoms in the western part of the Holy Roman Empire. [13]
    • John Dryden's comedy Sir Martin Mar-all, or The Feign'd Innocence is given its first performance, presented by the players of the King's Theatre in London.
  • August 18 – In an effort to prevent narrow streets from being blocked from all light by tall buildings, the city of Paris enacts its first building code limiting the height of new construction. Buildings may be no taller than eight toise — 15.6 metres (51 ft) — tall. In 1783, rules are implemented to consider the width of the street.
  • August 24 – The Treaty of Breda goes into effect after having been signed on July 31, bringing an end to hostilities between England and its three opponents.
  • August 25 – In China, 14-year-old Xuanye, the Kangxi Emperor, participates in an ascension ceremony to take full power to rule China, bringing an end to the domination of the "Four Regents" who had been ruling in his name when he had first inherited the throne at the age of 6. The move comes shortly after the August 12 death of one of the regents, Sonin, when it becomes clear that the regents were planning to expand their power in advance of Kangxi's coming of age.
  • September 6 – The "Dreadful Hurricane of 1667" ravages southeast Virginia, bringing 12 days of rain, blowing down plantation homes and stripping fields of crops.


Date unknown[edit]

  • After Shivaji's escape, hostilities between the Marathas and the Mughals ebb, with Mughal sardar Jaswant Singh acting as intermediary between Shivaji and Aurangzeb for new peace proposals.
  • The first military campaign of Stenka Razin is conducted in Russia.
  • The French army uses grenadiers.
  • Robert Hooke demonstrates that the alteration of the blood in the lungs is essential for respiration.
  • Isaac Newton has investigated and written on optics, acoustics, the infinitesimal calculus, mechanism and thermodynamics. The works will be published only years later.


John Arbuthnot
Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici


Godefroy Wendelin


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