On This Day

What Happened in 1692

Important Events in 1692

  • Feb 29 First people are accused of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts - Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne and Tituba, a West Indian slave
  • Sep 22 Last people hanged for witchcraft (8) in the US, 20 hanged overall during Salem Witch Trials

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Famous People Born in 1692

  • Jan 6 Rynoldus Popma van Oevering, Dutch composer, born in Wergea, Netherlands (d. 1781)
  • Feb 14 Pierre-Claude Nivelle de La Chaussée, French writer (L’École des Mères), born in Paris (d. 1754)
  • Feb 25 Karl Ludwig, Freiherr von Pöllnitz, German adventurer and writer (d. 1775)
  • Feb 29 Edward Cave, English printer (Gentlemen's Magazine)
  • Feb 29 John Byrom, English poet and the inventor of shorthand, born in Manchester, England (d. 1763)

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World Leaders in 1692

Famous People Who Died in 1692

  • Jan 19 Jan Commelin, Dutch botanist and director of Hortus Botanicus, Amsterdam, dies at 62
  • Feb 24 Antimo Liberati, Italian composer, dies at 74
  • Mar 25 Gerardus L Blasius, Flemish anatomist, dies at about 66
  • Apr 14 Carlos de Gurrea, Spanish viceroy (Spanish Netherlands), dies
  • May 18 Elias Ashmole, English antiquarian & collector (Ashmolean Museum), dies at 74

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