A high-powered conspiracy of notables, the "Immortal Seven", invite William and
to depose James II of England.
November 5 - Glorious Revolution begins: William
of Orange lands at Brixham butJames II
of England was prevented from meeting him in battle because many of his
officers and men were deserting to the other side.
December 11 - After a series of defeats King James II
of England flees England
Austria occupies Belgrade.Friedrich I
of Prussia becomes Kurfürst (Elector) of Brandenburg.Francesco Morosini
becomes Doge of Venice.James, Callinicus II
, and Neophytus IV
are Patriarchs of Constantinople.
Gerasimus I succeeds Parthenius I as Patriarch of Alexandria.Jan Stanislaw Zbaski
succeeds Mikolaj Stefan Radziejowski
as bishop of Warmia.Peter Delanoy
succeeds Stephanus Van Cortlandt
as mayor of New York City.Asmus Bremer
becomes mayor of Kiel.
Toleration Act is passed in England.
Bungay in England is nearly destroyed by fire.Neuruppin
becomes a Prussian garrison town.Etienne Baluze
publishes Marca hispanica.David Abercromby
publishes Ars explorandi medicas facultates plantarum
ex solo sapore.Antonio Verrio
begins work on the Heaven Room at Burghley House.William Dampier
makes first recorded visit to Christmas Island.Janez Vajkard Valvasor
becomes a member of the Royal Society.Births
January 18 - Leentje van den Houten
January 18 - Lionel Cranfield Sackville
, 1st Duke of Dorset, Lord Lieutenant
of Ireland (+ 1765).
January 29 - Emanuel Swedenborg
Swedish scientist, philosopher and theologian.
February 2 - Queen Ulrike Eleonora
February 4 - Pierre de Marivaux
, playwright (+ 1763).
April 15 - Johann Friedrich Fasch
, composer (+ 1758).
May 21 - Alexander
Pope, poet (+ 1744).
June 10 - Prince James Francis Edward Stuart
, later claimant to the thrones
of Scotland and England, and figurehead for Jacobitism.
August 15 - King Frederick William I
of Prussia.William Burnet
, British colonial administrator (+ 1728).Charles Rivington
, English publisher (+ 1742).Nadir Shah
April 23 - Susanna Bastert
April 29 - Friedrich Wilhelm I
June 26 - Ralph Cudworth
, English philosopher.
July 21 - James Butler
, 1st Duke of Ormonde, Irish statesman, soldier.
August 31 - John Bunyan
, author of Pilgrim's Progress.
November 26 - Philippe Quinault
, French dramatist.Anna den Boer
, privateer and governor.Narai
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