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

Events in year of 1684

  • 01-12French King Louis XIV marries Madame Maintenon
  • 03-05Emperor Leopold I, Poland and Venice sign Heilig Covenant of Linz
  • 04-25Patent granted for thimble
  • 06-21King Charles II revokes Massachusetts Bay Colony charter
  • 08-15Spain and Germany sign cease fire with France
  • 10-23Colony Massachusetts under authority of English crown mounted

People born in year of 1684

  • 01-14Jean-Baptiste Vanloo: French painter
  • 02-21Justus van Effen: Writer / founder (Holland Spectator)
  • 02-22William Pulteney: London, England -- Statesman (Earl of Bath)
  • 03-26Johann Graf: Composer
  • 03-31Francesco Durante: Composer
  • 06-22Francesco Onofrio Manfredini: Composer
  • 09-18Johann Gottfried Walther: Erfurt, Germany -- Composer / Musicographer
  • 09-23Johann Theodor Romhild: Composer
  • 10-05Johann Jacob de Neufville: Composer
  • 10-10Jean Antoine Watteau: French rococo painter (Onverschillige)
  • 10-19Johann Christoph Fravenholtz: Composer
  • 11-16Abraham Alewijn: Dutch poet / playwright (Puiterveense Helleveeg)
  • 12-03Ludvig Baron Holberg: Founder (Danish and Norwegian literature)
  • 12-22Johann J Dillenius [Dillen]: German Botanist (Historia Muscorum)

People died in year of 1684

  • 01-05Claude Audran II: French Painter / engraver, dies at 44
  • 01-15Caspar Netscher: Dutch portrait painter, dies at about 48
  • 02-12Pietro Andrea Ziani: Composer, dies at 67
  • 02-21Pieter van den Abeelen: Dutch medallist / jeweller, dies at about 75
  • 04-05William Brouncker: 2nd viscount / 1st President of Royal Society
  • 04-18Gonzales Cocx [Coques]: Painter
  • 05-08Henri Dumont: Composer
  • 05-23Adriaen Backer: Amsterdams Painter buried at about 48
  • 09-05John Uytenhage van Lacks: Lawyer / author, drowned at 48
  • 09-18Jan A "Joannes" Antonides van der Goes: Poet (Ystroom), dies at 37
  • 10-01Pierre Corneille: Fr lawyer / dramatist (El Cid, Polyeucte), dies at 42