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

Events in year of 1691

  • 01-18English King Willem III travels to The Hague
  • 02-17Thomas Neale granted British patent for American postal service
  • 04-09French troops occupy Mons
  • 06-12Pope Innocent XII succeeds Alexander VIII
  • 07-12Antonio Pignatelli elected as Pope Innocentius XII
  • 07-12Battle of Aughrim (Aghrim) England, William III beats James II
  • 07-22Battle at Aghrim: English / Dutch army beats France
  • 08-16Yorktown Va founded
  • 08-19Battle at Szalankemen: Austrians beat Turks
  • 09-17Colony Massachusetts Bay gets new charter
  • 10-03English and Dutch army occupies Limerick Ireland
  • 10-17New royal charter for Massachusetts, now including Maine, Plymouth
  • 12-04Emperor Leopold I takes control of Transsylvania
  • 12-04Spanish King Carlos II names Maximilian II Viceroy of S Netherlands

People born in year of 1691

  • 01-28Johann Balthasar Konig: Composer
  • 05-17Antoine Court: French reformed theologist
  • 06-14Jan Francisci: Composer
  • 07-25Alessandro Galilei: Italian architect (Cappella Corsini)
  • 11-27Josef Antonin Planicky: Composer
  • 12-10Cornelis Pronk: Dutch portrait painter / cartoonist

People died in year of 1691

  • 01-13George Fox: Founder of Quakers, dies at 66
  • 01-20Christian de Placker: Composer, dies at 77
  • 02-01Alexander VIII [Pietro Ottoboni]: Italian Pope (1689-91), dies at 80
  • 02-01George Etherege: English stage writer (Love in a Tub), dies at 56
  • 02-08Carlo di Girolamo Rainaldi: Italian Architect / composer, dies at 79
  • 02-08Carlo Rainaldi: Composer, dies at 79
  • 05-16Jacob Leisler: Becomes 1st American colonist hanged for treason
  • 05-29Cornelis Tromp: Admiral-General / Son of Maarten T, dies at 61
  • 07-16Francois-Michel Le Tellier: Marquis de Louvois, statesman
  • 09-12Johan Georg III: Monarch of Saxon (1680-91), dies at 44
  • 11-15Albert Cuyp: Landscape painter, buried at 71