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  • Stadhouder Prins Willem III (Huis van Oranje) was from 1672 till 1702 sovereign of the Netherlands (also known as Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden)
  • February 19 » England and the Netherlands sign the Treaty of Westminster, ending the Third Anglo-Dutch War. A provision of the agreement transfers the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam to England, and it is renamed New York.
  • March 14 » The Third Anglo-Dutch War: The Battle of Ronas Voe results in the Dutch East India Company ship Wapen van Rotterdam being captured with a death toll of up to 300 Dutch crew and soldiers.
  • May 21 » The nobility elect John Sobieski King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania.
  • June 6 » Shivaji, founder of the Maratha Empire, is crowned.
  • September 24 » Second Tantrik Coronation of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
  • November 10 » Third Anglo-Dutch War: As provided in the Treaty of Westminster, Netherlands cedes New Netherland to England.



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Names that were popular for boys in 1674
  • Jan
  • Cornelis
  • Joannes
  • Petrus
  • Pieter
  • Willem
  • Jacob
  • Jean
  • Johannes
  • Gerrit
  • Hendrik
  • Johann
  • Jacobus
  • Adrianus
  • Henricus
Names that were popular for girls in 1674
  • Maria
  • Anna
  • Marie
  • Catharina
  • Elisabeth
  • Joanna
  • Neeltje
  • Cornelia
  • Jeanne
  • Trijntje
  • Johanna
  • Anne
  • Mary
  • Jannetje
  • Elizabeth