On This Day

What Happened in June 1685

Historical Events

  • Jun 11 James Scott, Duke of Monmouth, rebels against Catholic king James II

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 3 Cornelis Hop, Mayor of Amsterdam and diplomat, born in Amsterdam (d. 1762)
  • Jun 30 Dominikus Zimmermann, Bavarian Baroque architect and painter (Liebfrauenkirche), born in Gaispoint, Germany (d. 1766)
  • Jun 30 John Gay, English poet and dramatist (The Beggar's Opera), born in Barnstaple, England (d. 1732)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 30 Archibald Campbell, Scottish politician, beheaded at about 55