On This Day

What Happened in September 1695

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 Dutch/English army under king Willem III occupies Names
  • Sep 1 French garrison of castle Namur surrenders to the army of the Grand Alliance under the command of King William III of England
  • Sep 12 New York Jews petition governor Dongan for religious liberties

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 3 Pietro Locatelli, Italian violinist and composer, born in Bergamo, Italy (d. 1764)
  • Sep 5 Carl Gustaf Tessin, Swedish politician, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1770)
  • Sep 21 John Glas, Scottish Presbyterian clergyman (started Glasite church movement), born in Auchtermuchty, Fife, Scotland (d. 1773)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 12 Jacob Abendana, Spanish scholar (b. 1630)