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

Events in year of 1683

  • 03-31Emperor Leopold I / Poland signs covenant against Turkey
  • 05-21West Indian Company sells 1 / 3 of Suriname
  • 06-12Rye House-plot against English King Charles II uncovered
  • 06-23William Penn signs friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape indians in Pennsylvania; only treaty "not sworn to, nor broken"
  • 07-16Turkish troops under Kara Mustafa attain Vienna
  • 07-241st settlers from Germany to US, leave aboard Concord
  • 07-28Anne Stuart marries Prince Georges of Denmark
  • 09-03Turkish troops break through defense of Vienna
  • 09-06Le Plecta appointed French Minister of Finance
  • 09-09Expelled Polish and Lotharings reach Wienerwald
  • 09-12Turkish troops attacks Vienna overthrows by Polish King Sobieski
  • 09-15Germantown Pa founded by 13 immigrant families
  • 09-17Antonie van Leeuwenhoek reports existence of bacteria
  • 09-24King Louis XIV expels all Jews from French possessions in America
  • 10-0613 Mennonite families from Germany found Germantown Pa (Philadelphia)
  • 11-22Purcells "Welcome to All the Pleasures, " premieres in London
  • 12-25English Whig-leader Duke of Monmouth flees to Holland

People born in year of 1683

  • 01-06Francois de La Croix: Composer
  • 01-10Gasparo Visconti: Composer
  • 01-13Johann Christoph Graupner: German composer
  • 01-17Gerard van Loon: Dutch historian
  • 03-11Giovanni Veneziano: Composer
  • 04-17Johann David Heinichen: Composer
  • 07-03Edward Young: English poet (Revenge, Complaint)
  • 07-25Pieter Langendijk: Painter / etcher / playwright (Wiskunstenaars)
  • 08-24Meinrad Spiess: Composer
  • 09-25Jean-Philippe Rameau: Dijon, France -- Composer (Traite)
  • 11-21Johann Michael Muller: Composer

People died in year of 1683

  • 01-21Anthony Ashley Cooper: 1st Earl of Shaftesbury, dies at 61
  • 02-18Nicolaes Pietersz Berchem: Dutch landscape Painter / etcher, dies at 62
  • 07-21Lord William Russell: English plotter against Charles II, beheaded
  • 08-26Christoph Schultze: Composer, dies at 76
  • 09-05Jean-Baptiste Colbert: French Minister of Navy, dies at 64
  • 09-09Algernon Sidney: English Whig politician / plotter, beheaded
  • 09-12Afonso VI: Mentally ill King of Portugal (1656-67), dies at 40
  • 10-08Philipp Friedrich Boddecker: Composer, dies at 76
  • 12-25Kara Mustapha: Turkish grand-vizier (1676-83), executed