On This Day

What Happened in July 1683

Historical Events

  • 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 3 Edward Young, English poet (Revenge, Complaint), born in Upham, Winchester, England (d. 1765)
  • Jul 25 Pieter Langendijk, Dutch painter, etcher and playwright (Wiskunstenaars), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1756)

Famous Weddings

Anne Stuart

Jul 28 Anne Stuart, later the British Queen Anne, marries Prince George of Denmark at the Chapel Royal

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 10 François-Eudes de Mézeray, French historian (b. 1610)
  • Jul 13 Arthur Capell, 1st Earl of Essex, English statesman (b. 1631)
  • Jul 21 Lord William Russell, English politician and plotter against Charles II, beheaded at 43