What Happened in September 1683

Historical Events

  • Sep 3 Turkish troops break through defense of Vienna
  • Sep 6 Le Plecta appointed French minister of Finance
  • Sep 9 Expelled Polish & Lotharings reach Wienerwald
  • Sep 12 Austro-Ottoman War: Battle of Vienna - several European armies join forces to defeat the Ottoman Empire
  • Sep 15 Germantown, Pensylvania, founded by 13 immigrant families
  • Sep 17 Dutch scientist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek is the first to report the existence of bacteria

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 24 King Louis XIV expels all Jews from French possessions in America

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 7 Mary Anne of Austria, Archduchess of Austria and Queen consort of Portugal (d. 1754)
  • Sep 25 Jean-Philippe Rameau, Dijon France, composer (Traite) (baptized)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 5 Jean-Baptiste Colbert, French Minister of Navy, dies at 64
  • Sep 9 Algernon Sidney, English Whig politician/plotter, beheaded
  • Sep 12 Afonso VI, mentally ill king of Portugal (1656-67), dies at 40