On This Day

What Happened in July 1686

Historical Events

  • Jul 9 Germany, Sweden and Spain sign anti-French League of Augsburg
  • Jul 17 A meeting takes place at L√ľneburg between several Protestant powers in order to discuss the formation of an 'evangelical' league of defense, called the 'Confederatio Militiae Evangelicae', against the Catholic League.
  • Jul 22 City of Albany, NY chartered

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 6 Antoine de Jussieu, French naturalist, born in Lyon, France (d. 1758)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 10 Ercole Ferrata, Italian sculptor/restauranteur, dies at 76
  • Jul 10 John Fell, English churchman (b. 1625)
  • Jul 11 Michel Anguier, French sculptor, dies at 75
  • Jul 16 John Pearson, English theologian (b. 1612)