Events in year of 1681

  • 03-04King Charles II grants William Penn royal charter for Penn
  • 03-10English Quaker William Penn receives charter from Charles II, making him sole proprietor of colonial American territory Pennsylvania
  • 03-213rd Exclusion Parliament meets in London
  • 07-02Earl of Shaftesbury arrested for high-treason
  • 09-30Netherlands and Sweden sign treaty
  • 10-23French troops under King Louis XIV occupy Staatsburg
  • 10-24Earl of Shaftesbury accused of high treason in London
  • 11-09Hungarian parliament promises protestants freedom of religion

People born in year of 1681

  • 01-20Francesco Bartolomeo Conti: Composer
  • 03-14Georg Philipp Telemann: Magdeburg, Germany -- Late baroque composer
  • 03-30Pieter Snyers: Flemish painter / engraver
  • 04-11Anne Danican Philidor: Composer
  • 06-18Feofan Prokopovich: Theologian, Archbishop of Novgorod, Westernizer
  • 08-22Pierre Danican Philidor: Composer
  • 09-28Johann Mattheson: Hamburg, Germany -- Composer

People died in year of 1681

  • 02-14Francesco Nigetti: Composer, dies at 77
  • 03-12French van Mieris [the Elder]: Dutch genre painter, dies at 45
  • 04-09Alfonso Marsh: Composer, dies at 54
  • 06-09William Lilly: English astrologer
  • 07-05Fjodor Aleksejevitsj: Tsar of Russia
  • 07-08Georg Neumark: Composer, dies at 60
  • 08-17Nikon [Nikita Minin]: Patriarch of Russian-Orthodox church, dies at 76
  • 10-07Nicolaas Heinsius: Dutch philological / diplomat, dies at 61
  • 12-08Gerard Terborch [the Younger]: Dutch Painter / etcher

Events in year of 1682

  • 03-19Nationally Council accept independence of French church
  • 04-09Robert La Salle claims lower Mississippi (Louisiana) for France
  • 05-01Louis XIV and his court inaugurates Paris Observatory
  • 06-18William Penn found Philadelphia
  • 06-29Sofia names herself regent of Russia
  • 07-14Henry Purcell appointed Organist of Chapel Royal, London
  • 08-24Duke James of York gives Delaware to William Penn
  • 08-30William Penn left England to sail to New World
  • 09-04English astronomer Edmund Halley sees his namesake comet
  • 10-19English Lord Shaftesbury flees to Holland
  • 10-26William Penn accepts area around Delaware River from Duke of York
  • 10-29William Penn lands at what is now Chester, Pennsylvania
  • 11-12Swedish King Karel XI establishes absolute monarchy
  • 12-02English Earl of Shaftesbury flight to Amsterdam
  • 12-041st General Assembly in Pennsylvania (Chester)

People born in year of 1682

  • 02-13Giovanni Battista Piazzetta: Venice, Italy -- Painter (Fortune Teller)
  • 03-07Johan W van Ripperda: Dutch diplomat / Baron / Duke
  • 04-03Johann Valentin Rathgeber: German benedictine / composer
  • 04-11Jean-Joseph Mouret: Composer
  • 04-15John van Huysum: Dutch painter (flowers / fruit)
  • 04-16John Hadley: Mathematician / inventor (1st reflecting telescope)
  • 04-22Willem I Kerricx the Young: Flemish architect / sculptor / painter
  • 06-17Charles XII: King of Sweden (1697-1718)
  • 09-13Theodor Christleib Reinhold: Composer

People died in year of 1682

  • 01-13Simon van Leeuwen: Dutch lawyer / historian, dies at 55
  • 02-23Abraham de Wicquefort: Dutch diplomat / historian, dies at 75
  • 02-25Alessandro Stradella: Italian violist / composer, murdered at 37
  • 03-14Jacob I van Ruysdael: Physician / landscape painter, dies at about 53
  • 04-27Theodorus III: Czar of Russia (1676-82)
  • 07-17Johann Heinrich Kittel: Composer, dies at 29
  • 10-15John Ferrabosco: Composer, dies at 56
  • 11-29Rupert: Prince of Palts / chemist / engraver / mathematician, dies at 62