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|Centuries:||16th century – 17th century – 18th century|
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- March 15 – Charles II of England issues the Royal Declaration of Indulgence.
- May 2 – John Maitland becomes Duke of Lauderdale and Earl of March.
- June 12 – French forces under king Louis XIV cross the Rhine to Netherlands
- June 28 – William III of Orange appointed Stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland and Utrecht.
- August 20 – Johan de Witt, Grand Pensionary of Holland is slaughtered by a mob in The Hague.
- England, France, Münster and Cologne invade the United Provinces, therefore this name is known as ´het rampjaar´ (the disaster year) in the Netherlands.