On This Day

What Happened in July 1690

Historical Events

Victory in Battle

Jul 1 Army of Protestant King William III defeats deposed Roman Catholic King James II in Battle of Boyne in Ireland

  • Jul 10 Battle of Beachy Head - French fleet defeat Anglo-Dutch fleet under Cornelis Evertsen
  • Jul 11 Battle of Drogheda Boyne (William III beats deposed James II)
  • Jul 12 Battle of Boyne: in Ireland, Protestant King William III defeats English Catholic King James II

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 7 Johann Tobias Krebs, German organist and composer, born in Heichelheim, Duchy of Saxe-Weimar (now Germany) (d. 1762)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 10 Domenico Gabrielli, Italian Baroque composer, dies at 39
  • Jul 10 Jan van Brakel, Dutch vice admiral (Chatham), dies in battle at 48
  • Jul 11 Friedrich H duke van Schomberg, marshal, dies in battle at 75
  • Jul 23 Richard Gibson, English painter of portrait miniatures and a court dwarf, dies at around 75