On This Day

What Happened in 1683

Historical Events

  • Mar 31 Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I and King John III Sobieski of Poland sign a covenant against Turkey, beginning of the Holy League
  • May 21 West Indian Company sells 1/3 of Suriname
  • Jun 6 The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England, opens as the world's first university museum
  • Jun 12 Rye house plot against English King Charles II uncovered
  • Jun 23 William Penn signs friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape indians in Pennsylvania; only treaty "not sworn to, nor broken"
  • Jul 16 Turkish troops under Kara Mustafa reach Vienna
  • Jul 16 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 24 1st settlers from Germany to US, leave aboard Concord
  • Sep 3 Turkish troops break through defense of Vienna
  • Sep 6 Le Plecta appointed French minister of Finance

More Historical Events

World Leaders in 1683

Famous Weddings

  • Jul 28 anne stuart marries prince Georges of Denmark
  • Nov 16 Hendrik Casimir II of Nassau-Dietz marries Henriette Amalia