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)

Events in year of 1693

  • 01-11Mt Etna erupts, Sicily
  • 02-06Royal charter granted College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
  • 02-08William and Mary college is 2nd college chartered in US
  • 02-13College of William and Mary opens
  • 06-271st sea battle of Lagos: England and Holland vs. France
  • 07-04Battle at Boussu-lez-Walcourt: French-English vs. Dutch army
  • 07-08New York City authorizes 1st police uniforms in American colonies
  • 07-29Battle at Neerwinden: French beats English / Dutch army
  • 08-04Dom Perignon invents champagne

People born in year of 1693

  • 01-25Anna Ivanova Romanova: Daughter of Ivan V / empress of Russia (1730-40)
  • 01-28Anna "Ivanovna": Tsarina of Russia (1730-40) (2 / 7 NS)
  • 01-28Gregor Joseph Werner: Composer
  • 02-04George Lillo: Bourgeois English dramatist (London Merchant)
  • 03-07Clement XIII [Carlo Rezzonico]: Pope (1758-69)
  • 07-21Thomas Pelham-Holles 1st Duke of Newcastle: England, United Kingdom -- Minister of finance
  • 08-08Laurent Belissen: Composer
  • 08-30Jacobus Nozeman: Dutch composer / Organist
  • 11-08Leonhard Trautsch: Composer
  • 11-30Christoph Forster: Composer

People died in year of 1693

  • 01-06Mehmed IV: Sultan of Turkey, dies at 51
  • 02-13Johann Kaspar von Kerll: German composer, dies at 65
  • 03-01Benedict Schultheiss: Composer, dies at 39
  • 03-09Antonio Caraffa: Italian General (Eperieser Bloedgericht)
  • 07-31Willem Calf: Rotterdams still life painter, dies at 73
  • 09-14Aert Jansz van Nes [Young boer Jaep]: Lieutenant Admiral, dies at 67
  • 10-26Coenraad van Beuningen: Mayor of Amsterdam / diplomat, dies at 71
  • 12-13Dodoftei: Romanian metropolitan of Moldavia / writer (Saint Lives)