On This Day

What Happened in 1690

Historical Events

  • Jan 6 Joseph I, later Holy Roman Emperor and son of Emperor Leopold I, becomes King of the Romans
  • Jan 14 The musical instrument, the clarinet is invented in Nürnberg, Germany
  • Jan 22 Iroquois tribes renew allegiance to British against French
  • Feb 8 French and Native American troops set Schenectady settlement New York on fire
  • Feb 8 Lord Halifax resigns as Lord Privy Seal
  • Mar 16 French King Louis XIV sends troops to Ireland
  • May 11 English troops of W Phips conquer Port Royal, Nova Scotia
  • May 20 England passes Act of Grace, forgiving followers of James II
  • May 22 San Francisco De Los Tejas Mission founded by the Spanish on San Pedro Creek - first Spanish mission in East Texas (later relocated) [1]
  • Jun 8 Siddi general Yadi Sakat, razes the Mazagon Fort in Mumbai
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Famous People Born in 1690

  • Jan 13 Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel, German composer and librettist, born in Grünstädtel, Saxony (d. 1749)
  • Jan 22 Nicolas Lancret, French painter (d. 1743)
  • Feb 1 Francesco Maria Veracini, Italian opera composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1768)
  • Feb 3 Richard Rawlinson, English minister (d. 1755)
  • Feb 21 Christoph Stoltzenberg, German composer, born in Wertheim (d. 1764)

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World Leaders in 1690

Famous People Who Died in 1690

  • Jan 3 Hillel ben Naphtali Zevi, Lithuanian rabbi (b. 1615)
  • Feb 7 William Morice, English royalist statesman
  • Feb 22 Charles Le Brun, French classical painter who helped establish the French Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture, dies at 70
  • Mar 18 Charles, duke of Lutherans, dies
  • Apr 12 Miguel Gómez Camargo, Spanish composer, dies at 71

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