Jacapo Aconcio (Jacopus Acontius)

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Jacapo Aconcio (Jacopus Acontius)

after Unknown artist
line engraving, possibly late 17th century
3 3/8 in. x 2 7/8 in. (87 mm x 74 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D25267

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Artistback to top

  • Unknown artist, Artist. Artist or producer associated with 6578 portraits.

Linked publicationsback to top

  • EEBO (Early English Books Online)
  • EEBO (Early English Books Online)
  • Jacapo Aconcio (Jacopus Acontius), Darkness discovered. Or The Devils secret stratagems laid open. Whereby he labors to make havock of the people of God, by his wicked and damnable designs for destroying the kingdom of Christ..., 1651, p. Frontispiece
  • Jacapo Aconcio (Jacopus Acontius), Satans stratagems, or The Devils cabinet-councel discovered whereby he endevors [sic] to hinder the knowledg of the truth ..., 1648, p. Frontace piece

Events of 1670back to top

Current affairs

Charles II mistress, Barbara Villiers, is created Duchess of Cleveland and granted Nonsuch Palace including its sizeable grounds.
Actress and royal mistress, Nell Gwyn, gives birth to Charles II's son, Charles, who would later become, Duke of St. Albans.

Art and science

Tragicomedy, The Forc'd Marriage, by Aphra Behn, staged by the Duke's Company, starts Behn's career as a professional writer. The writer may have been a royalist spy towards the end of the interregnum.
Poet laureate, John Dryden, is made historiographer royal, a post he would hold for nearly 20 years.

International

Terms of a secret treaty between Charles II and Louis XIV are brought by Henrietta, Duchess of Orleans during a visit to Dover; upon England supplying the majority of military power for a war against Holland and Charles's official conversion to Catholicism, France would assist financially.

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