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

Events in year of 1692

  • 02-13MacDonald clan murdered on orders of King William III
  • 02-28Salem witch hunt begins
  • 02-29Sarah Good and Tituba, an Indian servant, accused of witchcraft, Salem
  • 03-01Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba arrest for witchcraft (Salem, Massachusetts)
  • 03-22Emperor Leopold I names Duke Earnest August of Braunschweig, King
  • 03-26King Maximilian installed as land guardian of South Netherlands
  • 04-22Edward Bishop is jailed for proposong flogging as cure for witchcraft
  • 05-29Battle at La Hogue: English and Dutch fleet beat France
  • 05-29Royal Hospital Founders Day 1st celebrated
  • 06-07Earthquake in Porte Royale, Jamaica, kills 3,000
  • 06-24Kingston Jamaica founded
  • 07-24French defeat William III of England at Steinkirk (Enghein)
  • 08-03Battle at Steenkerke: French beat English / Dutch army
  • 08-195 women executed for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts
  • 09-22Last (8) person hanged for witchcraft in US (Salem, Massachusetts)
  • 10-12Massachusetts Bay discontinues witch trials

People born in year of 1692

  • 01-06Rynoldus Popma van Oevering: Composer
  • 03-14Peter Musschenbroek: Dutch Physician / physicist (Leyden jar)
  • 05-03Jan J Mauricius: Dutch Governor-General of Suriname (1742-51)
  • 05-18Joseph Butler: Wantage Berkshire, United Kingdom -- Theologian
  • 08-13Anton Simon Ignaz Praelisauer: Composer
  • 10-08Antonio Palella: Composer
  • 10-25Elisabeth Farnese: Princess of Parma / Queen of Spain
  • 11-07Johannes G Schnabel: German author / surgeon (Insel Felsenburg)
  • 11-21Carlo Fragoni: Italy -- Poet

People died in year of 1692

  • 01-19John Commelin: Director of Hortus Botanist (Amsterdam), dies at 62
  • 02-24Antimo Liberati: Composer, dies at 74
  • 03-25Gerardus L Blasius: Flemish anatomist, dies at about 66
  • 04-14Carlos de Gurrea: Spanish Viceroy (Spanish Netherlands)
  • 05-18Elias Ashmole: Antiquary
  • 07-10Bridget Bishop: 1st Salem witch hanged
  • 10-12Giovanni Battista Vitali: Composer, dies at 60
  • 11-14Christoph Bernhard: German composer, dies at 64
  • 11-19Georg F von Waldeck: German commander-in-chief (Colors)