On This Day

What Happened in June 1691

Historical Events

  • Jun 12 Pope Innocent XII succeeds Alexander VIII

Historic Siege

Jun 28 Siege of Cuneo ends in a French defeat and a loss of 700–800 troops after Imperial cavalry arrives to relieve forces led by Duke of Savoy Victor Amadeus II (Nine Years' War)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 14 Jan Francisci, Slovakorganist and composer born in Neusohl, Kingdom of Hungary (now Banská Bystrica, Slovakia) (d. 1758)
  • Jun 17 Giovanni Paolo Pannini, Italian painter and architect, born in Piacenza, Duchy of Parma, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1765)