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)

Events in year of 1694

  • 04-10Duke Victor Amadeus of Savoye attacks Casale
  • 04-27Frederik August I "the Strong" becomes Monarch of Saksen
  • 06-07English invasion army under Thomas Talmash reaches Brest
  • 06-08English troop landing at Brest attack (300 killed)
  • 06-29Dutch fleet attacks French grain transports
  • 07-27Bank of England granted 12 year charter by Act of Parliament
  • 09-27Hurricane hits Carlisle Bay Barbados; 27 British ships sink and 3,000 die
  • 12-03English parliamentary election set for every 3 years
  • 12-20Frederik van Brandenburg flees Schweiben

People born in year of 1694

  • 01-30Joseph Joachim Benedict Munster: Composer
  • 04-07Coelestin Praelisauer: Composer
  • 06-04Francois Quesnay: French personal Physician of Louis XIV
  • 06-20Hans A Brorson: Danish poet / Bishop of Ribe
  • 07-11Charles-Antoine Coypel: French carpet designer
  • 07-26Johann Samuel Endler: Composer
  • 08-05Leonardo Ortensio Salvatore de Leo: Composer
  • 09-05Frantisek Antonin Mica: Composer
  • 09-22Lord Chesterfield: Letter writer; introduced Gregorian calendar (1752)
  • 10-26Johan Helmich Roman: Finnish / Swedish composer / conductor / violinist
  • 11-10Jean-Laurent Krafft: Composer
  • 11-21Voltaire [Francois-Marie Arouet]: France -- Thinker (Candide)
  • 12-28Ceslav Vanura: Composer

People died in year of 1694

  • 01-06Francesco Morosini: Italian army General
  • 02-01John L baron van Elderen: 63rd Bishop of Liege (1688-94), dies at 73
  • 04-03Ferdinand van Apshoven de Jongere: Flemish painter, buried at 64
  • 04-27Johan Georg IV: Elector of Saxony (1691-94), dies at 25
  • 07-07Dokusho: Zen teacher, Obaku line
  • 08-08Antoine Arnauld [le grand Arnauld]: French lawyer / theology, dies at 82
  • 09-23Francesco Passarini: Composer, dies at 57
  • 09-28Mouton: Mathematician
  • 10-12Matsuo Basho: Greatest Japanese haiku poet
  • 10-16Samuel Freiherr von Pufendorf: German lawyer, dies at 62
  • 11-08Ulrik Huber: Frisian lawyer / law Historian / polemist, dies at 58
  • 11-30Marcello Malpighi: Father of microscopic anatomy