Events in year of 1687

  • 04-04King James II orders his declaration of indulgence read in church
  • 07-02King James II disbands English parliament
  • 07-06Newton publishes "Principia"
  • 08-12Charles of Lotharingen defeats Turkish leaders
  • 08-12Ottoman invaders of Hungary routed at Battle of Mohacs
  • 09-26Acropolis in Athens attacked by Venetian army trying to eject Turks Parthenon destroyed in war between Turks and Venetians
  • 09-28Venetians take Athens from the Turks
  • 10-11Hungary accepts Habsburgse sovereignty
  • 11-10Pope Innocent XI publishes decree Coelestis pastor
  • 12-311st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope

People born in year of 1687

  • 01-30[Johann] Balthasar Neumann: German architect, baptized
  • 02-19Johann Adam Birkenstock: Composer
  • 03-30Johann Balthasar Freisslich: Composer
  • 07-03Arnold Hoogvliet: Dutch poet (Abraham the Patriarch)
  • 08-26Willem the Fesch: Dutch violinist / composer (Joseph)
  • 08-30Francesco Maria Vallara: Composer
  • 09-09Jean-Baptiste Maurice Quinault: Composer
  • 10-14Robert Simson: Scotland, United Kingdom -- Mathematician
  • 12-05Francesco Xaverio Geminiani: Composer
  • 12-26Johann Georg Pisendel: German violinist / composer

People died in year of 1687

  • 01-28Johannes Hevelius: Astronomer (star cataloger), dies on 76th birthday
  • 03-19Rene-Robert Cavelier La Salle: French explorer (Louisiana), killed at 43
  • 03-28Constantine Huygens: Diplomat / Poet / Composer (Bluebottles), dies at 90
  • 04-16George Villiers 2nd Duke of Buckingham: Dies at 59
  • 06-12Jurriaen van Streeck: Dutch still life painter, buried
  • 11-13Nell [Eleanor] Gwyn: Mistress of Charles II of England, dies at 37
  • 11-14Eleanor "Nell" Gwyn: English mistress of King Charles II, dies at 37

Events in year of 1688

  • 02-18Quakers conduct 1st formal protest of slavery in Germantown, Pennsylvania
  • 06-30Whig-Lords questions Prince Willem III van Orange on Protestantism
  • 07-19Soldiers killed Governor of Aerssen in Paramaribo
  • 09-06Austrian armies occupy Belgrade
  • 09-20French troops occupies Palts
  • 09-24France declares war on German
  • 10-01Prince Willem III accept invitation of English crown to occupy
  • 10-27King James II fires Premier Robert Spencer
  • 11-24General strategist John Churchill meets Willem III
  • 11-25Princess Anne flies from London to Nottingham
  • 11-26Duke of Savoye signs on to League of Augsburg
  • 11-26French King Louis XIV declares war on Netherlands
  • 11-26King James II escapes back to London
  • 12-04General strategist John Churchill joins with Willem III
  • 12-10King James II flees London
  • 12-11King James II arrested
  • 12-21Pro-James II-earl of Devonshire occupies Nottingham
  • 12-22Pro-James II, Earl of Danby occupies York
  • 12-23English King Jacob II flees to France
  • 12-25English King James II lands in Ambleteuse, France
  • 12-25Lord Delamere sides with King James II

People born in year of 1688

  • 01-28Jan Maurits Quinkhard: Dutch portrait painter
  • 01-29Emmanuel Swedenborg: Sweden -- Religious leader (Angelic Wisdom)
  • 02-04Pierre De Marivaux: Paris, France -- Writer (Marianne)
  • 02-07Maria Louise van Hessen-Kassel [Marijke Meu]: Princess of Orange
  • 03-25Johann Gotthilf Ziegler: Composer
  • 04-15Johann Friedrich Fasch: Composer
  • 05-25Christian August Jacobi: Composer
  • 06-10James III Edward: Old Pretender, recognized as King of Britain by Pope
  • 07-01Johann Ludwig Steiner: Composer
  • 08-14Frederik Willem I: King of Prussia (bodyguard of giants)
  • 08-15Frederick-William I: King of Prussia (1713-1740)
  • 09-05Lukas Fencer: Dutch poet (Fight of Kings & Mice)
  • 09-13Luca Antonio Praedieri: Composer
  • 10-17Domenico Zipoli: Composer
  • 11-11Lorenzo Somis: Composer

People died in year of 1688

  • 02-17Rev James Renwick: Hanged in Scotland for being a Presbyterian
  • 03-09Claude Mellan: French engraver / cartoonist / painter, dies at 89
  • 05-09Frederick William: Great Elector of Brandenburg, dies at 68
  • 05-22Johann A Quenstedt: German Lutherian theologist, dies at 70
  • 06-03Maximilian H of Bayern: Prince-bishop of Luik, dies at 66
  • 06-08Hans Bontemantel: Amsterdams merchant, buried
  • 06-26Ralph Cudworth: English philosopher (Intellectual system)
  • 08-25Henry Morgan: Welsh lt-governor of Jamaica
  • 10-16Philips Koninck: Painter / etcher, buried at 68
  • 12-15Gaspar Fagel: Lawyer / Netherlands grand pensionary (1672-88), dies at 54
  • 12-23Jean-Louis Lully: Composer, dies at 21