On This Day

What Happened in September 1683

Historical Events

  • Sep 3 Turkish troops break through defense of Vienna
  • Sep 6 Le Plecta appointed French minister of Finance
  • Sep 9 Expelled Polish & Lotharings reach Wienerwald
  • Sep 12 Austro-Ottoman War: Battle of Vienna - several European armies join forces to defeat the Ottoman Empire
  • Sep 15 Germantown in Pennsylvania is founded by 13 immigrant families
  • Sep 17 Dutch scientist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek is the first to report the existence of bacteria

Historic Event

Sep 24 King Louis XIV expels all Jews from French possessions in America

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 7 Maria Anna of Austria, Archduchess of Austria and Queen consort of Portugal, born in Linz, Austria (d. 1754)
  • Sep 25 Jean-Philippe Rameau, French composer (Traite), baptized in Dijon, France (d. 1764)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 5 Jean-Baptiste Colbert, French Minister of Navy, dies at 64
  • Sep 9 Algernon Sidney, English Whig politician/plotter, beheaded
  • Sep 12 Afonso VI, mentally ill King of Portugal (1656-67), dies at 40