Decades: 1610s 1620s 1630s 1640s 1650s - 1660s - 1670s 1680s 1690s 1700s 1710s
Years: 1660 1661 1662 1663 1664 - 1665 - 1666 1667 1668 1669 1670
March 4 - Start of the Second Anglo-Dutch War.
November 7 - The London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal, is first published.
Charles II of Spain becomes King
London has its last severe outbreak of the Black Death, possibly introduced by Dutch prisoners of war. Two-thirds of Londoners leave the city, but over 68,000 die
Rumours abound that Syphilis wards off the Plague, causing many Londoners to frequent the Brothels
King Charles II moves his court to Salisbury, then Exeter
Molière publishes L'Amour médecin
John Bunyan publishes The Resurrection, Alexendre Le Grand, and The Indian Emperor
Approximate date of the discovery of the Great Red Spot
February 6 - Princess Anne Stuart, later Queen Anne of Great Britain (+ 1714)
January 12 - Pierre de Fermat, French mathematician
September 17 - Philip IV of Spain\n