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

Events in year of 1690

  • 01-22Iroquois tribes renew allegiance to British against French
  • 02-031st paper money in America issued (Colony of Massachusetts)
  • 02-08French and Indian troops set Schenectady settlement New York on fire
  • 02-08Lord Halifax resigns as Lord Privy Seal
  • 03-16French King Louis XIV sends troops to Ireland
  • 05-11English troops of W Phips conquer Port Royal Nova Scotia
  • 05-20England passes Act of Grace, forgiving followers of James II
  • 06-11English King Willem III departs to Ireland
  • 06-30Battle at Beachy Head: French under Tourville beat Netherlands / English fleet
  • 07-01Battle of Colors: French beats Spanish / Dutch army
  • 07-10Battle of Beachy Head-French fleet defeat Anglo-Dutch fleet
  • 07-10Neth-French sea battle at Beachy Head (Cornelis Evertsen)
  • 07-11Battle of Drogheda Boyne: Willem III (Netherlands-England) beat Jacobus II (Ireland)
  • 07-12Battle of Boyne-King William III defeats Catholic King James II
  • 08-01Battle at Staffarda: French army beats Victor Amadeus van Savoye
  • 08-24Job Charnock founds Calcutta India
  • 09-06King Willem III escapes back to England
  • 09-25Publick Occurrences, 1st US (Boston) newspaper, publish 1st and last ed
  • 10-07English attack Quebec under Louis de Buade
  • 10-08Turkish troops occupy Belgrade
  • 10-23Revolt in Haarlem after public ban on smoking
  • 12-10Mass Bay becomes 1st American colonial goverment to borrow money

People born in year of 1690

  • 01-13Gottfried Heinrich Stolzel: Composer
  • 02-01Francesco Maria Veracini: Italian opera composer
  • 02-21Christoph Stoltzenberg: Composer
  • 02-28Aleksei P Romanov: Russia -- Son of Peter the Great
  • 03-01Conrad Johann Conrad Beissel: Composer
  • 03-18Christian Goldbach: German mathematician (Goldbach position)
  • 04-22John Carteret: Earl Granville (C), English Chief Minister (1722-42)
  • 04-25Gottlieb Theophil Muffat: Composer
  • 07-07Johann Tobias Krebs: Composer
  • 08-09Lorenzo Gaetano Zavateri: Composer
  • 09-15Ignazio Prota: Composer
  • 10-08Jaime de Casellas: Composer
  • 10-19Giuseppi Maria Carretti: Composer
  • 11-11Gerhard Hoffmann: Composer
  • 11-22Francois Collin de Blamont: Composer
  • 11-23Ernst J Earl van Biron: Russian Duke of Koerland / regent of Ivan VI
  • 11-24Charles Theodore Pachelbel: Composer

People died in year of 1690

  • 02-22Charles Le Brun: Classical Painter (Academie de Peinture), dies at 70
  • 03-18Charles: Duke of Lutherans
  • 04-12Miguel Gomez Camargo: Composer, dies at 71
  • 04-18Charles V Leopold: Duke of Lotharingen / Austrian Field Marshal
  • 04-25David Teniers the Younger: Flemish Painter (Pictorium), dies at 79
  • 05-21John Eliot: English Missionary in Massachusetts, dies at 85
  • 05-27Giovanni Legrenzi: Italian composer, dies at 63
  • 07-10Domenico Gabrielli: Composer, dies at 39
  • 07-10Jan van Brakel: Dutch Vice-Admiral (Chatham), dies in battle at 48
  • 07-11Friedrich H Duke van Schomberg: Marshal, dies in battle at 75
  • 07-23Richard Gibson: Minature painter
  • 10-16Margaretha M Alacoque: French mystic / saint, dies at 43
  • 10-30Hieronymus van Beverningk: Duitch General, dies at 76