Millennium:2nd millennium
  • 1673
  • 1674
  • 1675
  • 1676
  • 1677
  • 1678
  • 1679
1676 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1676
Ab urbe condita2429
Armenian calendar1125
Assyrian calendar6426
Balinese saka calendar1597–1598
Bengali calendar1083
Berber calendar2626
English Regnal year27 Cha. 2 – 28 Cha. 2
Buddhist calendar2220
Burmese calendar1038
Byzantine calendar7184–7185
Chinese calendar乙卯年 (Wood Rabbit)
4372 or 4312
    — to —
丙辰年 (Fire Dragon)
4373 or 4313
Coptic calendar1392–1393
Discordian calendar2842
Ethiopian calendar1668–1669
Hebrew calendar5436–5437
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1732–1733
 - Shaka Samvat1597–1598
 - Kali Yuga4776–4777
Holocene calendar11676
Igbo calendar676–677
Iranian calendar1054–1055
Islamic calendar1086–1087
Japanese calendarEnpō 4
Javanese calendar1598–1599
Julian calendarGregorian minus 10 days
Korean calendar4009
Minguo calendar236 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar208
Thai solar calendar2218–2219
Tibetan calendar阴木兔年
(female Wood-Rabbit)
1802 or 1421 or 649
    — to —
(male Fire-Dragon)
1803 or 1422 or 650
August 17: Battle of Halmstad

1676 (MDCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar, the 1676th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 676th year of the 2nd millennium, the 76th year of the 17th century, and the 7th year of the 1670s decade. As of the start of 1676, the Gregorian calendar was 10 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.


December 4: Battle of Lund



  • April 2 – Chief Canonchet of the Narragansett tribe is captured by mercenaries of the Pequot, Mohegan and Niantic nations who had been hired by the English settlers. He is offered a chance to live if he makes peace with the English, refuses, and is executed the next day in Stonington, Connecticut.
  • April 12Richard Raynsford becomes the new Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales.
  • April 21 – The village of Sudbury, Massachusetts is [[Sudbury Fight|attacked by Metacom's Wampanoag Confederation as one of the last major battles of King Phillip's War. Captain Samuel Wadworth and 28 of his men are killed in the defense of the town.
  • April 22 – The Battle of Augusta is fought in the Mediterranean Sea, off of the coast of Sicily, during the Franco-Dutch War. The French Navy and the combined Dutch Republic and Spanish forces each lose over 500 men.
  • May 2 –Mary Rowlandson is released from captivity. She returns to Boston the next day.
  • May 19 – Peskeomskut Massacre – Battle of Turner's Falls: Captain William Turner leads a raid at first light, on an encampment consisting mainly of women and children. An estimated 300-400 lives are taken in less than half an hour, first from gunshot directly into the sleeping tents, then by sword and by drowning as the victims try to flee. This incident happens on the west bank of the Connecticut River, just above the falls known as Turner's Falls in Gill, Massachusetts.
  • May 26 – A fire destroys the town hall and 624 houses in Southwark, England.[1]
  • May 31 – The Massachusetts Council finally decides to move the Christian Indians from Deer Island to Cambridge, Massachusetts (approximate date).
  • June 1Battle of Öland: A combined fleet of the Dutch Republic and Denmark–Norway decisively defeats the Swedish Navy, which loses its flagship Kronan.
  • June 12 – The Indian coalition attacks Hadley, Massachusetts, but are repelled by Connecticut troops.
  • June 19 – Massachusetts issues a declaration of amnesty, to any Indian who surrenders.
  • JuneBacon's Rebellion begins in the Virginia Colony. On July 30, Nathaniel Bacon and his followers issue the Declaration of the People of Virginia.



Date unknown




  1. ^ "Fires, Great", in The Insurance Cyclopeadia: Being an Historical Treasury of Events and Circumstances Connected with the Origin and Progress of Insurance, Cornelius Walford, ed. (C. and E. Layton, 1876) p43
  2. ^ Hubbard, William (1848). A General History of New England, from the discovery to MDCLXXX. Boston: Little, Brown.
  3. ^ "America's First Coffeehouse". Massachusetts Travel Journal. Archived from the original on September 27, 2010. Retrieved September 21, 2010.
  4. ^ "Robert Walpole, 1st earl of Orford | prime minister of Great Britain". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved September 1, 2021.

Media files used on this page

Bol, Michiel de Ruyter.jpg
Portrait of Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter, 1607–1676, Lieutenant-Admiral-General of the United Provinces
Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford by Arthur Pond.jpg
Portrait of Robert Walpole (1676–1745)
John Clarke picture.jpg
My copy of a photo of period painting of John Clarke now housed in the Redwood Library in Newport, Rhode Island. "The Redwood has in its possession a portrait believed to be Dr. Clarke, titled "Portrait of a Clergyman" done by Guilliam de Ville c. 1659." Clarke died in 1676 so the painting pre-dates that date.