On This Day

What Happened in July 1682

Historical Events

  • Jul 14 Henry Purcell appointed organist of Chapel Royal, London

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 10 Bartholomäus Ziegenbalg, German Lutheran missionary to India, born in Pulsnitz, Saxony (d. 1719)
  • Jul 10 Roger Cotes, English mathematician (Newton–Cotes formulas), born in Burbage, Leicestershire, England (d. 1716)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 12 Jean Picard, French astronomer, dies at 61
  • Jul 17 Johann Heinrich Kittel, German composer, dies at 29