Decades: 1620s 1630s 1640s 1650s 1660s - 1670s - 1680s 1690s 1700s 1710s 1720s
Years: 1669 1670 1671 1672 1673 - 1674 - 1675 1676 1677 1678 1679
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 renamed it New York
May 21 - John Sobieski is elected by the nobility to be the King of Poland.
June 6 - Shivaji is crowned King of the Maratha lands.
November 10 - Anglo-Dutch War: As provided in the Treaty of Westminster of Feb 19, 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 Indians (the mission would later grow into the city of Chicago, Illinois).
Robert Herrick (poet)
November 8 - John Milton