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

Events in year of 1685

  • 06-11James Scott, Duke of Monmouth, rebels against Catholic King James II
  • 07-06Battle at Sedgemoor: King James II beats Duke of Monmouth
  • 10-18French King Louis XIV revoked Edict van Nantes
  • 10-18Louis XIV revokes Edict of Nantes, outlaws Protestantism
  • 12-03Charles II bars Jews from settling in Stockholm Sweden
  • 12-30Don Francisco de Agurto installed as land guardian of S Netherlands

People born in year of 1685

  • 01-07Gerard George Clifford: Dutch Director of East India Company
  • 01-18Tiberius Hemsterhuis: Dutch Classical prof, baptized
  • 02-10Aaron Hill: English playwright / poet (Tragedy of Zara)
  • 03-12George Berkeley: Ireland -- Philosopher / Bishop of Cloyne
  • 03-17Jean-Marc Nattier: French portrait painter
  • 06-03Cornelis Hop: Amsterdam regent / diplomat
  • 06-30Dominikus Zimmermann: German architect / painter (Liebfrauenkirche)
  • 08-01Pietro Giuseppe Sandoni: Composer
  • 09-15Gottfried Kirkhoff: Composer
  • 09-30Gunther Jacob Wenceslaus: Composer
  • 10-01Charles VI: German Emperor / King of Spain (1711-40)
  • 10-26Giuseppe Domenico Scarlatti: Composer
  • 12-12Lodovico Giustini: Composer

People died in year of 1685

  • 01-06Malachias Siebenhaar: Composer, dies at 68
  • 02-11David Teniers III: Flemish painter, dies at 46
  • 05-02Adriaen van Ostade: Dutch painter, buried
  • 05-15Henri Otto: Spanish Marquis of Caretto / Savona / Grana
  • 05-26Karel: Monarch of Palts
  • 05-28Pieter de la Court: Economist / historian, dies at about 67
  • 07-15James Scott: Duke of Monmouth, illegitimate Son of Charles 2, executed
  • 07-23Pietro Reggio: Composer, dies at 53
  • 08-08Sassoferrato [Giovanni B Salvi]: Ital Painter (Madonna), dies at 75
  • 10-03Fidel Molitor: Composer, dies at 58
  • 10-12Geeraerdt Burns: Theologist / Poet / historian, dies at 59