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

Events in year of 1689

  • 01-01Pro-James II-earl of Danby occupies York
  • 01-22Lord Halifax becomes Speaker of English House of Lords
  • 01-22Prince Willem III calls English parliament together
  • 01-28English parliament ends King Charles II reign
  • 02-13British Parliament adopts Bill of Rights
  • 02-14English parliament places Mary Stuart / Prince Willem III on the throne
  • 02-15German Parliament declares war on France
  • 02-23Dutch Prince William III proclaimed King of England
  • 03-12Former English King James II lands in Ireland
  • 03-14Scotland dismisses Willem III and Mary Stuart as King and Queen
  • 04-11William III and Mary II crowned as joint rulers of Britain
  • 04-15French King Louis XIV declares war on Spain
  • 04-21William III and Mary Stuart proclaimed King and Queen of England
  • 05-09English King Willem III declares war on France
  • 05-11Battle of Bantry Bay, French and English naval battle
  • 05-12England and Netherlands form League of Augsburg
  • 05-24English Parliament guarantees freedom of religion for Protestants
  • 05-27Anthonie Heinsius succeeds G Fagel as pension advisor of Holland
  • 07-01Matsuo Basho, zen poet, leaves for 150 days journey on Honshu Japan
  • 07-25France declares war on England
  • 07-27Battle of Killicrankie, Viscount Dundee defeats Whig General MacKay
  • 07-27Jacobite Scottish Highlanders defeat royal force at Killiecrankie
  • 08-25Battle at Charleroi: Spanish and English armies chase French
  • 09-08China and Russia signs Treaty of Nertsjinsk (Nierchul)
  • 10-06Pietro Ottoboni replaces Pope Innocent XI as Alexander VIII
  • 10-11Peter the Great becomes tsar of Russia
  • 12-16English Parliament adopts Bill of Rights after Glorious Revolution
  • 12-22Heavy earthquake strikes Innsbruck
  • 12-30Henry Purcell and Tates opera "Dido and Aeneas, " premieres in Chesea

People born in year of 1689

  • 01-18Charles de Montesquieu: France -- Philosopher / writer (Letters Persanes)
  • 01-29Hubert K Poot: Dutch poet
  • 05-26Mary Wortley Montagu: English essayist, feminist, eccentric
  • 08-19Samuel Richardson: English Novelist (Pamela)
  • 08-21Jose Pradas Gallen: Composer
  • 09-01Kilian I von Dientzenhofer: Bavarian master builder (Prague)
  • 10-28Michel Mathieu: Composer
  • 11-03Johann Joseph Ignaz Brentner: Composer
  • 12-23Joseph Bodin de Boismortier: Composer
  • 12-24French van Mieris "the Young": Dutch painter / historian

People died in year of 1689

  • 02-21Isaacus Vossius: Dutch [Isaac Vos], librarian
  • 04-18George Jeffreys: 1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem / infamous judge
  • 04-19Christina: Queen of Sweden (1644-54)
  • 07-27John Graham: Of Claverhouse, 1st viscount Dundee / soldier, killed
  • 08-12Innocent XI [Benedetto Odescalchi]: Pope (1676-89), dies at 78
  • 11-13Philipp von Zesen: German Poet (Bescheibung of Amsterdam), dies at 70
  • 12-29Olfert Dapper: Amsterdam Historian / geographer, buried