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This article is about the year 1667. For the number, see 1667 (number).
|Centuries:||16th century – 17th century – 18th century|
|Decades:||1630s 1640s 1650s – 1660s – 1670s 1680s 1690s|
|Years:||1664 1665 1666 – 1667 – 1668 1669 1670|
|1667 by topic:|
|Arts and Science|
|Architecture - Art - Literature - Music - Science|
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|Ab urbe condita||2420|
|English Regnal year||18 Cha. 2 – 19 Cha. 2|
|Chinese calendar||丙午年 (Fire Horse)
4363 or 4303
— to —
丁未年 (Fire Goat)
4364 or 4304
|- Vikram Samvat||1723–1724|
|- Shaka Samvat||1589–1590|
|- Kali Yuga||4768–4769|
|Japanese calendar||Kanbun 6
|Julian calendar||Gregorian minus 10 days|
|Minguo calendar||245 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||2209–2210|
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- January 20 – Russo-Polish War (1654–67): Poland cedes Kiev, Smolensk, and eastern Ukraine to Russia in the Treaty of Andrusovo, which puts a final end to Poland's status as a major Central European power.
- February – The first theatre in Scandinavia, opens in Lejonkulan and Bollhuset in Stockholm, Sweden.
- March – Louis XIV of France abolishes the livre parisis (Paris pound) in favor of the much more widely used livre tournois (Tours pound). He also designates Gabriel Nicolas de la Reynie as the first chief of "police" of Paris.
- March 27 – In North America (Canada), explorer René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle is released from the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).
- April 6 – Dubrovnik earthquake: An earthquake in the Republic of Ragusa kills one fifth of the population.
- April 27 – The blind, impoverished, 58-year-old John Milton seals a contract for publication of Paradise Lost with London printer Samuel Simmons for an initial payment of £5. The first edition is published in October and sells out in eighteen months.
- May 24 – The War of Devolution begins: France invades Flanders and Franche-Comté.
- June 9–14 – Raid on the Medway: A Dutch fleet under Admiral Michiel de Ruyter burns Sheerness, sails up the River Medway in England, raids Chatham Dockyard and tows away the royal flagship The Royal Charles.
- June 15 – The first human blood transfusion is administered by Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys. He transfuses the blood of a sheep to a 15-year old boy (though this operation is a success, a later patient dies from the procedure and Denys is accused of murder).
- June 20 – Pope Clement IX succeeds Pope Alexander VII, becoming the 238th pope.
- June 26 – Louis XIV of France conquers Tournai.
- July 31 – Second Anglo-Dutch War – The Treaty of Breda ends the war, and recognizes Acadia as a French possession.
- September 6 – The "Dreadful Hurricane of 1667" ravages southeast Virginia, bringing 12 days of rain, blowing down plantation homes and stripping fields of crops.
- October 18
- November 25 – A devastating earthquake rocks Caucasia, killing 80,000 people.
- The Mogul Emperor Aurangzeb buys off the warrior Shivaji by making him a Rajah and allowing him to collect taxes.
- Robert Hooke demonstrates that the alteration of the blood in the lungs is essential for respiration.
- The French army uses grenadiers.
- The first military campaign of Stenka Razin is conducted in Russia.
- Isaac Newton has investigated and written his works in subjects of optics, acoustics, the infinitesimal calculus, mechanism and thermodynamics. The researches themselves will be published only years later.
- April 29 – John Arbuthnot, English physician and writer (d. 1735)
- May 26 – Abraham de Moivre, French mathematician (d. 1754)
- June 18 – Ivan Trubetskoy, Russian field marshal (d. 1750)
- July 2 – Pietro Ottoboni, Italian cardinal (d. 1740)
- July 28 – Johann Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (d. 1748)
- August 11 – Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, last of the Medicis (d. 1743)
- August 15 – Abiah Folger Franklin, mother of Benjamin Franklin (d. 1752)
- September 5 – Giovanni Gerolamo Saccheri, Italian mathematician (d. 1733)
- September 28 – Asano Naganori, Japanese warlord (d. 1701)
- November 2 – James Sobieski, Crown Prince of Poland (d. 1737)
- November 5 – Christoph Ludwig Agricola, German painter (d. 1719)
- November 30 – Jonathan Swift, Irish writer (d. 1745)
- December 9 – William Whiston, English mathematician (d. 1752)
- December 25 – Ehrengard Melusine von der Schulenburg, Duchess of Kendal and Munster (d. 1743)
- date unknown – Yaoya Oshichi, a young girl burned at the stake for arson in Japan (d. 1683)
- probable – Antonio Lotti, Italian composer (d. 1740)
- May 2 – George Wither, English writer (b. 1588)
- May 7 – Johann Jakob Froberger, German composer (b. 1616)
- May 16 – Thomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton, English statesman (b. 1607)
- May 22 – Pope Alexander VII (b. 1599)
- May 25 – Gustaf Bonde, Swedish statesman (b. 1620)
- June 5 – Pietro Sforza Pallavicino, Italian cardinal and historian (b. 1607)
- July 28 – Abraham Cowley, English poet (b. 1618)
- August 3 – Francesco Borromini, Swiss sculptor and architect (b. 1599)
- August 13 – Jeremy Taylor, Irish clergyman and writer (b. 1613)
- October 18 – Emperor Fasilides of Ethiopia (b. 1603)
- November 12 – Hans Nansen, Danish statesman (b. 1598)
- November 28 – Jean de Thévenot, French traveler and scientist (b. 1633)
- date unknown – Antonio Abati, Italian poet
- Equivalent to approximately £7,400 income in 2008. "Purchasing Power of British Pounds from 1264 to Present". MeasuringWorth. 2010. Retrieved 2011-03-13.
- Campbell, Gordon (2004). "Milton, John (1608–1674)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/18800. Retrieved 2013-07-05.
The sums involved are modest but quite normal.(subscription or UK public library membership required)
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- "John Milton's Paradise Lost". The Morgan Library & Museum. Retrieved 2011-04-25.
- Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 190–191. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.
- "Dutch Raid on the Medway, 19–24 June 1667". Military History Encyclopedia on the Web. Retrieved 2012-08-10.
- Cates, William L. R. (1863). The Pocket Date Book. London: Chapman and Hall.