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1640s 1650s - 1660s - 1670s 1680s
The 1660s decade ran from January 1, 1660, to December 31, 1669.
Events and trends
- The French East India Company was founded in 1664.
- 1665: The Great Plague in England, and particularly in London, broke out. It would later be considered an outbreak of bubonic plague.
- 1666: An enormous urban fire burned down most of the City of London. However, many of the rats considered responsible for the Great Plague are also destroyed, and the epidemic soon ceases.
- Piracy in the Caribbean was at its climax, the main bases being Port Royal and Tortuga.
- King Frederick III of Denmark (1648–1670).
- King Charles II of England (1660–1685).
- King Louis XIV of France (1643–1715).
- Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor (1658–1705).
- King John II of Poland (1649–1668).
- King Michael Korybut Wisniowiecki of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (1669–1673).
- King Afonso VI of Portugal (1656–1667).
- King Peter II of Portugal (1667–1706).
- Tsar Aleksey I of Russia (1645–1676).
- King Philip IV of Spain (1621–1665).
- King Charles II of Spain (1665–1700).
- King Charles X of Sweden (1654–1660).
- King Charles XI of Sweden (1660–1697).
- Padshah Aurangazeb of the Mughal Empire(1658–1707)