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

Events in year of 1686

  • 04-04English King James II publishes Declaration of Indulgence
  • 07-09Germany, Sweden and Spain signs anti-French League of Augsburg
  • 07-22City of Albany, New York chartered
  • 08-18Cassini reports seeing a satellite orbiting Venus
  • 09-02Habsburgse armies occupy Buda on Turks
  • 12-19Robinson Crusoe leaves his island after 28 years (as per Defoe)

People born in year of 1686

  • 01-19Hakuin Ekakuborn: Japan -- Zen Buddhist
  • 02-10Johann F Gronovius: Dutch Physician / botany
  • 06-05Cristoph Raupach: Composer
  • 08-01Benedetto Marcello: Italian author / composer (Lettera Famigliare)
  • 08-17Nicola Antonio Porpora: Composer
  • 08-19Antonio Tonelli: Composer
  • 08-29Wilhelm Hieronymus Pachelbel: Composer
  • 10-12Silvius Leopold Weiss: Composer
  • 10-22Georg Balthasar Schott: Composer
  • 12-25Giovanni Battista Somis: Composer

People died in year of 1686

  • 01-21Nicolas-Francois Blondel: French architect
  • 02-08Francois Tak: Dutch diplomat on Java, murdered
  • 02-10William Dugdale: Garter King of Arms (1677-86)
  • 02-24Ferdinando Tacca: Italian Painter / Son of Pietro Tacca, dies at 66
  • 06-06Joannes B van Neercassel: RC spiritual leader of the Netherlands, dies at 60
  • 06-18Johann Quirsfeld: Composer, dies at 43
  • 07-10Ercole Ferrata: Italian Sculptor / restauranteur, dies at 76
  • 07-11Michel Anguier: French sculptor, dies at 75
  • 08-06Paul Hainlein: Composer, dies at 60
  • 10-08Adriaen Paets: Rotterdams regent / diplomat, dies at about 55