1684 in History

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Events in History

  • Mar 5 Emperor Leopold I, Poland & Venice sign Heilig Covenant of Linz
  • Apr 25 Patent granted for thimble

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 21 King Charles II revokes Massachusetts Bay Colony charter

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • Aug 15 Spain & Germany sign cease fire with France
  • Oct 23 Colony Massachusetts under authority of English crown mounted

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 10 Isaac Newton's derivation of Kepler's laws from his theory of gravity, contained in the paper De motu corporum in gyrum, is read to the Royal Society by Edmond Halley

Astronomer, Mathematician and Physicist Edmond Halley
Astronomer, Mathematician and Physicist
Edmond Halley
Physicist & Mathematician Isaac Newton
Physicist & Mathematician
Isaac Newton

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 Arnold Drakenborch, Dutch classical scholar (d. 1748)
  • Jan 14 Jean-Baptiste Vanloo, French painter
  • Jan 14 Johann Matthias Hase, German scientist (d. 1742)
  • Feb 21 Justus van Effen, writer/founder (Holland Spectator)
  • Feb 22 William Pulteney, statesman (Earl of Bath), born in London, England
  • Feb 24 Catherine I, Empress of Russia 1725-27, Dorpat, Estonia
  • Feb 24 Matthias Braun, Czech sculptor (d. 1738)
  • Mar 19 Jean Astruc, French physician and scholar (d. 1766)
  • Apr 15 Catherine I, empress of Russia (1725-27)
  • Oct 10 Jean Antoine Watteau, French rococo painter (Onverschillige)
  • Oct 26 Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin, Prussian field marshal (d. 1757)
  • Nov 16 Abraham Alewijn, Dutch poet/playwright (Puiterveense Helleveeg)
  • Dec 3 Ludvig Baron Holberg, founder (Danish & Norwegian literature)
  • Dec 22 Johann J Dillenius, [Dillen], German botanist (Historia Muscorum)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 12 French King Louis XIV marries Madame Maintenon

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

Deaths in History

  • Jan 5 Claude Audran II, French painter/engraver, dies at 44
  • Jan 15 Caspar Netscher, Dutch portrait painter, dies at about 48
  • Feb 21 Pieter van den Abeelen, Dutch medallist/jeweller, dies at about 75
  • Apr 5 William Brouncker, English mathematician (Brouncker's formula) and the 1st President of the Royal Society, dies at around 64
  • Apr 18 Gonzales Cocx, [Coques], painter, dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 19 Roger Williams, English theologian and colonist, dies at 80

Theologian and Colonist Roger Williams
Theologian and Colonist
Roger Williams
  • May 4 John Nevison, English highwayman (b. 1639)
  • May 12 Edme Mariotte, French physicist and priest
  • May 23 Adriaen Backer, Amsterdams painter buried at about 48
  • Jul 2 John Rogers, president of Harvard University (b. 1630)
  • Jul 6 Peter Gunning, English royalist churchman (b. 1614)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 26 Elena Cornaro Piscopia, Italian mathematician and the 1st woman to receive an academic degree from a university, dies of tuberculosis at 38

Philosopher and Mathematician Elena Cornaro Piscopia
Philosopher and Mathematician
Elena Cornaro Piscopia
  • Aug 8 George Booth, 1st Baron Delamer (b. 1622)
  • Sep 5 John Uytenhage van Lacks, lawyer/author, drowned at 48
  • Sep 18 Jan A "Joannes" Antonides van der Goes, poet (Ystroom), dies at 37
  • Oct 1 Pierre Corneille, Fr lawyer/dramatist (El Cid, Polyeucte), dies at 42