On This Day

What Happened in September 1688

Historical Events

  • Sep 6 Austrian armies occupy Belgrade
  • Sep 20 French troops occupies Palts
  • Sep 24 France declares war on Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 5 Lukas Fencer, Dutch poet (Fight of Kings & Mice)
  • Sep 12 Ferdinand Brokoff, Czech sculptor and carver of the Baroque era, born in Chomutov, Czech Republic (d. 1731)
  • Sep 13 Luca Antonio Predieri, Italian composer and violinist, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1767)
  • Sep 17 Maria Luisa of Savoy, Queen consort of Spain to Philip V (1701-14), born in Royal Palace of Turin, Savoy (d. 1714)
  • Sep 26 Willem 's-Gravesande, Dutch mathematician and physicist, born in s-Hertogenbosch, Duchy of Brabant (d. 1742)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 2 Robert Viner, Lord Mayor of London (b. 1631)