Year 1684 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 5 Emperor Leopold I, Poland & Venice sign Heilig Covenant of Linz
  • Apr 25 Patent granted for thimble
  • Jun 21 King Charles II revokes Massachusetts Bay Colony charter
  • Aug 15 Spain & Germany sign cease fire with France
  • Oct 23 Colony Massachusetts under authority of English crown mounted
  • Dec 10 Isaac Newton's derivation of Kepler's laws from his theory of gravity, contained in the paper De motu corporum in gyrum, is read to the Royal Society by Edmond Halley

Historical Figures Born in 1684

  • Jan 1 Arnold Drakenborch, Dutch classical scholar (d. 1748)
  • Jan 14 Jean-Baptiste Vanloo, French painter, born in Aix-en-Provence, France (d. 1745)
  • Jan 14 Johann Matthias Hase, German mathematician & astronomer, born in Augsburg, Germany (d. 1742)
  • Feb 21 Justus van Effen, writer/founder (Holland Spectator)
  • Feb 22 William Pulteney, statesman (Earl of Bath), born in London, England

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