1679 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar, the 1679th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 679th year of the 2nd millennium, the 79th year of the 17th century, and the 10th and last year of the 1670s decade.
Events. January 24 – King Charles II of England disbands Parliament; June 22 – the Duke of Monmouth subdues an insurrection of Scottish Covenanters at Birthwell Bridge; August 7 – The brigantine Le Griffon, which was commissioned by René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, is towed to the southern end of the Niagara River, to become the first ship to sail the upper Great Lakes.
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1679 Sanhe-Pinggu earthquake, a major quake that struck the Zhili (Greater Beijing) region in Qing China on the morning of September 2, 1679. It is the largest recorded surface rupture event to have occurred in the North China Plain 
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1679 (MDCLXXIX, na numeração romana) foi um ano comum do século XVII do atual calendário gregoriano, da Era de Cristo, e a sua letra dominical foi A (52 semanas), teve início a um domingo e terminou também a um domingo.
The Habeas Corpus Act 1679 is an Act of Parliament in England (31 Cha. 2 c. 2) during the reign of King Charles II. It was passed by what became known as the Habeas Corpus Parliament to define and strengthen the ancient prerogative writ of habeas corpus, which required a court to examine the lawfulness of a prisoner's detention and thus prevent unlawful or arbitrary imprisonment.
Thomas Hobbes (/ h ɒ b z / HOBZ; sometimes known as Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury; 5 April 1588 – 4 December 1679) was an English philosopher, considered to be one of the founders of modern political philosophy. Hobbes is best known for his 1651 book Leviathan, in which he expounds an influential formulation of social contract theory.
Historical events from year 1679. Learn about 13 famous, scandalous and important events that happened in 1679 or search by date or keyword.