Decades: 1610s 1620s 1630s 1640s 1650s - 1660s - 1670s 1680s 1690s 1700s 1710s
Years: 1662 1663 1664 1665 1666 - 1667 - 1668 1669 1670 1671 1672
January 20 - Poland cedes Kiev, Smolensk, and eastern Ukraine to Russia
April 27 - The blind, impoverished John Milton sells the copyright of Paradise Lost for £10.
June 17 - Much of the English fleet destroyed at the Raid on the Medway during the Second Anglo-Dutch War
July 31 - Second Anglo-Dutch War ends: The Treaty of Breda ends the war. The treaty also recognizes Acadia as a French possession.
October 18 - Brooklyn is chartered under the name Brueckelen by Mathias Nicolls, Governor of New Netherlands
Suleiman I becomes Shah of Persia
The Mogul Emperor Aurangzeb buys off the bandit Shivaji by making him a Rajah and allowing to colelct taxes
Robert Hooke demonstrates that the alteration of the blood in the lungs is essential for respiration
Jean Denis performs the first blood transfusion from a lamb into a boy.
The War of Devolution begins, France invades Flanders and Franche-Comté.
May 26 - Abraham de Moivre, mathematician (+ 1754)
Christoph Ludwig Agricola, German landscape painter
November 2 - James Sobieski, Crown Prince of Poland
Antonio Lotti, composer (+ 1740)
Shah Abbas II of Persia
Heads of states
France - Louis XIV, King of France (1643-1715)