February 6 - James Stuart
, Duke of York becomes King James II
of England and
Ireland and King James VII
February 18 - Fort St. Louis is established by a Frenchman at Matagorda Bay thus
forming the basis for France's claim to Texas.
June 20 - James
, Duke of Monmouth illegitimate son of King Charles II
Scotland and Ireland declares himself King and heir to his father's Kingdoms asJames II
of England and Ireland and James VII
of Scotland, after already forming
his own armie and campaigning against his uncle.
July 6 - Battle of Sedgemoor between the armies of King James II
of England and
rival claimant to the throne James
, Duke of Monmouth. The last battle on English soil.
Monmouth's army is defeated and the Duke himself is captured shortly after the battle.
July 15 - In England, James
, Duke of Monmouth is executed at Tower Hill, after he
was defeated at the Battle of Sedgemore.
October - Louis XIV
declares the Edict of Fontainebleau, which revokes the Edict
of Nantes and declares Protestantism illegal.Births
February 23 - George Friderich Handel
March 21 - Johann Sebastian Bach
, German composer.
April 15 - Empress Catherine I
September 30 - Maatje Cornelisdr Janse Hoogenboom
October 1 - Charles VI
, Holy Roman Emperor.
October 26 - Domenico Scarlatti
February 6 - King Charles II
of England, Scotland and Ireland.
February 11 - David Teniers III
, Flemish painter.
July 15 - James, Duke of Monmouth
of Japan.To my Homepage