1688 in History

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Events in History

  • Feb 18 Quakers conduct 1st formal protest of slavery in Germantown, Pa
  • Jun 30 Whig Lords questions prince William III of Orange on Protestantism
  • Jul 19 Soldiers killed governor of Aerssen in Paramaribo
  • Sep 6 Austrian armies occupy Belgrade
  • Sep 20 French troops occupies Palts
  • Sep 24 France declares war on Germany
  • Oct 1 Prince Willem III of Orange accepts invitation of take up the British crown
  • Oct 27 King James II dismissses premier Robert Spencer
  • Nov 11 Prince Willem III's invasion fleet sails to England
  • Nov 15 Prince Willem III's army lands at Torbay, England; the 'Glorious Revolution' commences
  • Nov 24 General strategist John Churchill meets William III
  • Nov 26 Duke of Savoye signs on to League of Augsburg

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Nov 26 French King Louis XIV declares war on Netherlands

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • Nov 26 King James II escapes back to London
  • Dec 4 General John Churchill (later 1st Duke of Marlborough) changes allegiance from James II to William of Orange
  • Dec 9 King James II's wife & son flee England for France
  • Dec 10 King James II flees London
  • Dec 11 King James II captured in Kent.
  • Dec 15 Lord Delamere sides with King James II [NS 12/25]
  • Dec 19 King James II's wife & son flee to France
  • Dec 20 Prince William of Orange's troops arrive in London
  • Dec 22 Pro-James II, Earl of Danby occupies York
  • Dec 23 King James II, the last Roman Catholic British monarch flees to France from William of Orange
  • Dec 25 British King James II lands in Ambleteuse, France
  • Dec 25 Lord Delamere sides with King James II
  • Dec 31 Pro-James II-earl of Devonshire occupies Nottingham [OS=Dec 21]

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 18 Lionel Sackville, 1st Duke of Dorset, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1765)
  • Jan 23 Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden (d. 1741)
  • Jan 25 Juraj Jánošík, famous Slovak outlaw (d. 1713)
  • Jan 28 Jan Maurits Quinkhard, Dutch portrait painter
  • Jan 29 Emmanuel Swedenborg, Sweden, religious leader (Angelic Wisdom)
  • Feb 4 Pierre De Marivaux, writer (Marianne), born in Paris, France

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Feb 7 Maria Louise van Hessen-Kassel [Marijke Meu], Princess of Orange and ancestor of all currently reigning monarchs in Europe, born in Kassel (d. 1765)

Princess of Orange Maria Louise van Hessen-Kassel
Princess of Orange
Maria Louise van Hessen-Kassel
  • Apr 4 Joseph-Nicolas Delisle, French astronomer (d. 1768)

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May 21 Alexander Pope, English poet (Rape of the Lock, translation of Homer) (d. 1744), born in London, England

  • Jun 10 James Francis Edward Stuart 'The old Pretender', claimed thrones of England and Scotland as James III/James VIII (d. 1766)
  • Jul 19 Giuseppe Castiglione, Italian missionary to China (d. 1766)
  • Aug 14 Frederik Willem I, king of Prussia (bodyguard of giants)
  • Aug 15 Frederick-William I, king of Prussia (1713-1740)
  • Sep 5 Lukas Fencer, Dutch poet (Fight of Kings & Mice)
  • Sep 12 Ferdinand Brokoff, Czech sculptor (d. 1731)
  • Sep 17 Maria Luisa of Savoy, first queen of Philip V of Spain (d. 1714)
  • Sep 26 Willem J 's-Gravesande, Dutch physicist
  • Oct 19 William Cheselden, English surgeon and anatomist (d. 1752)
  • Oct 22 Nadir Shah of Persia (d. 1747)
  • Nov 15 Louis Bertrand Castel, French mathematician (d. 1757)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 2 Abraham Duquesne, French naval officer (b. 1610)
  • Feb 17 Rev James Renwick, hanged in Scotland for being a Presbyterian
  • Mar 9 Claude Mellan, French engraver/cartoonist/painter, dies at 89
  • May 9 Frederick William, Great Elector of Brandenburg, dies at 68
  • May 14 Antoine Furetière, French writer (b. 1619)
  • May 22 Johann A Quenstedt, German Lutherian theologist, dies at 70
  • Jun 3 Maximilian H of Bayern, prince-bishop of Luik, dies at 66
  • Jun 5 Constantine Phaulkon, Greek adventurer (b. 1667)
  • Jun 8 Hans Bontemantel, Amsterdams merchant, buried
  • Jun 26 Ralph Cudworth, philospher/cleric, dies
  • Jul 11 King Narai of Siam (b. 1629)
  • Jul 19 Cornelis van Aerssen, governor of Suriname (1683-88), murdered at 50
  • Jul 21 James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, English statesman and soldier (b. 1610)

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Aug 25 Henry Morgan, Welsh pirate and privateer who raided Spanish settlements and shipping, dies at 53

Pirate Henry Morgan
Pirate
Henry Morgan
  • Aug 31 John Bunyan, preacher/novelist/author (Pilgrim's Progress), dies
  • Sep 2 Robert Viner, Lord Mayor of London (b. 1631)
  • Oct 6 Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle, English statesman (b. 1652)
  • Oct 9 Claude Perrault, French Architect and Physician, dies at 75
  • Oct 16 Philips Koninck, painter/etcher, buried at 68
  • Oct 23 Charles du Fresne, sieur du Cange, French philologist (b. 1610)
  • Nov 26 Philippe Quinault, French playwright (L'amant Indiscreet), dies at 53
  • Dec 15 Gaspar Fagel, lawyer/Neth grand pensionary (1672-88), dies at 54