Born in 1684:
Died in 1684:
Events of 1684:
John Bunyan publishes part 2 of his best-known work The Pilgrim's
Aphra Behn publishes Poems upon Several Occasions as well as
the first part of her novel Love Letters Between a Nobleman and
Takemoto Gidayu and Chikamatsu Monzaemon open the Takemotoza theater
in Osaka, Japan. The theater offers a new form ('ningyo joruri')
of puppet theater. This style, later known as Bunraku closes the
Joko Era of Japanese art and opens the Tenwa Era.
Giovanni Domenico Cassini discovers two new moons (Tethys and
Dione) of Saturn.
Thomas Otway's play The Atheist, a sequel to The Soldier's
In France, the Canal du Midi opens after 22 years of
Schenectady, founded in eastern New York.
Myughal Emperor Aurangzeb overruns Gujarat, and
solidifies control over Dhaka with the completion of Lalbagh Fort.
The last supporters of the Ming Dynasty on Taiwan surrender
to Qing Emperor Kangxi.
English buccaneer William Ambrosia Cowley visits and maps the Galapagos
Islands, discovered more than a hundred years previously, but mis-mapped,
and so believed "enchanted".
In western New York, the Iroquois go to war with the French, but peace
is restored by September.
English pirates based in Charles Town, Carolina destroy
the Spanish missions in the area that will later be called Georgia.
Officials in New France make it a capital crime for colonists to emigrate
to England's North American colonies.
Having barely repulsed the Ottoman army from the gates
of Vienna the previous year, Poland, Austria, and Venice
form a "Holy Alliance"; a crusade, as it were, to capitalize on
1683 - 1684 - 1685
How They Were Made - 17th Century