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Year 1690 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 6 Joseph I, later Holy Roman Emperor and son of Emperor Leopold I, becomes King of the Romans
  • Jan 22 Iroquois tribes renew allegiance to British against French
  • Feb 8 French and Native American troops set Schenectady settlement New York on fire
  • Feb 8 Lord Halifax resigns as Lord Privy Seal
  • Mar 16 French King Louis XIV sends troops to Ireland
  • May 11 English troops of W Phips conquer Port Royal, Nova Scotia
  • May 20 England passes Act of Grace, forgiving followers of James II
  • Jun 8 Siddi general Yadi Sakat, razes the Mazagon Fort in Mumbai
  • Jun 11 English king William III departs to Ireland
  • Jun 24 King William III's army lands at Carrickfergus Ireland [OS=June 14]
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Historical Figures Born in 1690

  • Jan 22 Nicolas Lancret, French painter (d. 1743)
  • Feb 3 Richard Rawlinson, English minister (d. 1755)
  • Feb 28 Aleksei P Romanov, Russian son of Tsar Peter the Great
  • Mar 18 Christian Goldbach, German mathematician (Goldbach position)
  • Apr 22 John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville (C) and English chief minister (1722-42), born in Westminster, Middlesex, England (d. 1763)

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Historical Figures Who Died in 1690

  • Jan 3 Hillel ben Naphtali Zevi, Lithuanian rabbi (b. 1615)
  • Feb 7 William Morice, English royalist statesman
  • Feb 22 Charles Le Brun, French classical painter who helped establish the French Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture, dies at 70
  • Mar 18 Charles, duke of Lutherans, dies
  • Apr 18 Charles V, Duke of Lorraine & Austrian field marshal, dies at 47

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