Historical Events in 1683

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  • Mar 31st Emperor Leopold I/Poland signs covenant against Turkey
  • May 21st West Indian Company sells 1/3 of Suriname
  • Jun 6th The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England, opens as the world's first university museum.

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Jun 12th Rye House plot against English king Charles II uncovered

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Jun 23rd William Penn signs friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape indians in Pennsylvania; only treaty "not sworn to, nor broken"

English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William Penn
English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania
William Penn
  • Jul 16th Turkish troops under Kara Mustafa reach Vienna
  • Jul 16th Manchu/Chinese Qing Dynasty naval forces under commander Shi Lang defeat the Kingdom of Tungning in the Battle of Penghu near the Pescadores Islands.
  • Jul 24th 1st settlers from Germany to US, leave aboard Concord
  • Sep 3rd Turkish troops break through defense of Vienna
  • Sep 6th Le Plecta appointed French minister of Finance
  • Sep 9th Expelled Polish & Lotharings reach Wienerwald
  • Sep 12th Austro-Ottoman War: Battle of Vienna - several European armies join forces to defeat the Ottoman Empire
  • Sep 15th Germantown, Pensylvania, founded by 13 immigrant families
  • Sep 17th Dutch scientist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek is the first to report the existence of bacteria

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Sep 24th 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
  • Oct 3rd The Qing Dynasty naval commander Shi Lang reaches Taiwan (under the Kingdom of Tungning) to receive the formal surrender of Zheng Keshuang and Liu Guoxuan after the Battle of Penghu.
  • Oct 6th 13 Mennonite families from Germany found Germantown Pa (Philadelphia)
  • Nov 1st The English crown colony of New York is subdivided into 12 counties.
  • Nov 22nd Purcell's "Welcome to All the Pleasures" premieres in London
  • Dec 25th English Whig leader Duke of Monmouth flees to Holland