On This Day

What Happened in July 1688

Historical Events

  • Jul 19 Soldiers killed governor of Aerssen in Paramaribo

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Johann Ludwig Steiner, Swiss composer, born in Z├╝rich (d. 1761)
  • Jul 19 Giuseppe Castiglione, Italian Jesuit brother and missionary to China, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1766)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 11 King Narai 'the Great' of the Ayutthaya Kingdom (Siam) (1656-88), dies at 55
  • Jul 19 Cornelis van Aerssen, Dutch governor of Suriname (1683-88), murdered at 50
  • Jul 21 James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, English statesman and soldier (b. 1610)