1690

1690

Year 1690 (MDCXC) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar).

Events of 1690

January - June


* January 6 - Joseph, son of Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor, becomes King of the Romans.
* January 7 - The first recorded full peal is rung, at St Sepulchre-without-Newgate in the City of London, marking a new era in change ringing.
* January 14 - The clarinet is invented in Nuremberg, Germany.
* February 3 - The colony of Massachusetts issues the first paper money in America.
* May 20 - England passes the Act of Grace, forgiving followers of James II.
* June 8 - Siddi general Yadi Sakat, razes the Mazagon Fort in Mumbai.
* June 26 - The French invade the small town of Teignmouth in South West England, in their last attack on England.

July - December


* July 1 - Battle of the Boyne: Williamite forces defeat the Jacobite army in Ireland.
* September 25 - The first and only issue of "Publick Occurrences" is published in Boston, Massachusetts, before being suppressed by the colonial authorities.
* October 6-12 - Massachusetts Puritans led by Sir William Phips besiege the city of Quebec. The siege ends in failure.
* Arsenije III Carnojevic, Patriarch of Serbia, leads the first of the 2 Great Serbian Migrations into the Habsburg Empire, following Ottoman atrocities in Kosovo.
* December - Earliest recorded sighting of the planet Uranus, by John Flamsteed, who mistakenly catalogues it as the star 34 Tauri.
* December 29 - An earthquake hits Anconer in the Papal States, Italy.

Undated

* Giovanni Domenico Cassini observes differential rotation within Jupiter's atmosphere.
* The Hearth Tax is abolished in Scotland, one year after its abolition in England and Wales.
* The British East India Company founds a fort that became Calcutta.
* Possible year of the disappearance of the island Buise in the Petri Flood.

Births


* January 22 - Nicolas Lancret, French painter (d. 1743)
* January 31 - Thomas Carter, Irish politician (d. 1763)
* February 1 - Francesco Maria Veracini, Italian composer (d. 1768)
* February 3 - Richard Rawlinson, English minister and antiquarian (d. 1755)
* March 18 - Christian Goldbach, Prussian mathematician (d. 1764)
* April 22 - John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville, English statesman (d. 1763)
* September 12 - Peter Dens, Belgian Catholic theologian (d. 1775)
* October 29 - Martin Folkes, English antiquarian (d. 1754)
* November 24 - Charles Theodore Pachelbel, German composer (d. 1750)
* November 29 - Christian Augustus of Anhalt-Zerbst, father of Catherine II of Russia (d. 1747)
* December 1 - Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke, Lord Chancellor of England (d. 1764)
* December 22 - Meidingu Pamheiba, King of Manipur (d. 1751)

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Deaths


* January 3 - Hillel ben Naphtali Zevi, Lithuanian rabbi (b. 1615)
* February 7 - William Morice, English royalist statesman (born c. 1628)
* February 22 - Charles Le Brun, French artist (b. 1619)
* April 18 - Charles V, Duke of Lorraine, general of the Holy Roman Empire (b. 1643)
* April 25 - David Teniers the Younger, Flemish artist (b. 1610)
* May 21 - John Eliot, English Puritan missionary (b. 1604)
* May 27 - Giovanni Legrenzi, Italian composer (b. 1626)
* July 1 - George Walker, Irish national hero (b. 1645)
* September 2 - Philipp Wilhelm, Elector Palatine (b. 1615)
* October 3 - Robert Barclay, Scottish writer (born c.1648)
* November 17 - Charles de Sainte-Maure, duc de Montausier, French soldier (b. 1610)

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