On This Day

What Happened in September 1676

Historical Events

  • Sep 19 Rebels under Nathaniel Bacon set Jamestown, Virginia on fire
  • Sep 21 Benedetto Odescalchi elected as Pope Innocent XI

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 13 Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans, Duchess of Lorraine, born in Château de Saint-Cloud, France (d. 1741)
  • Sep 18 Eberhard Ludwig, Duke of Württemberg, born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1733)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 9 Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve, French army officer (b. 1612)
  • Sep 10 Gerrard Winstanley, English religious reformer (b. 1609)
  • Sep 17 Sabbatai Zevi, Montenegrin rabbi, kabbalist, and founder of the Jewish Sabbatean movement, dies at 49