What Happened in 1686

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Historical Events

  • Feb 15 Jean Baptiste Lully's opera "Armide" premieres in Paris
  • Apr 4 English king James II publishes Declaration of Indulgence
  • May 4 Municipality of Ilagan is founded in the Philippines.
  • Jul 9 Germany, Sweden & Spain sign anti-French League of Augsburg
  • Jul 17 A meeting takes place at L√ľneburg between several Protestant powers in order to discuss the formation of an 'evangelical' league of defence, called the 'Confederatio Militiae Evangelicae', against the Catholic League.
  • Jul 22 City of Albany, NY chartered
  • Aug 18 Giovanni Cassini reports seeing a satellite orbiting Venus
  • Sep 2 Habsburg armies take Buda from Turks
  • Nov 18 Charles Francois Felix operates on King Louis XIV of France's anal fistula after practising the surgery on several peasants.
  • Dec 19 Robinson Crusoe leaves his island after 28 years (as per Daniel Defoe)

World Leaders in 1686

Famous People Born in 1686

  • Jan 17 Archibald Bower, Scottish historian (d. 1766)
  • Jan 19 Hakuin Ekakuborn, Japan, Zen Buddhist
  • Jan 31 Hans Egede, Norwegian Lutheran missionary (d. 1758)
  • Feb 10 Johann F Gronovius, Dutch physician/botany
  • Apr 9 James Craggs the Younger, British politician (d. 1721)
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Famous Deaths

  • Jan 21 Nicolas-Francois Blondel, French architect, dies
  • Jan 31 Jean Mairet, French dramatist (b. 1604)
  • Feb 8 Francois Tak, Dutch diplomat on Java, murdered
  • Feb 10 William Dugdale, Garter King of Arms (1677-86), dies
  • Feb 24 Ferdinando Tacca, Italian painter/son of Pietro Tacca, dies at 66
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