Born in 1687:
Died in 1687:
Events of 1687:
Edmond Halley finances the publication of Sir Isaac Newton's Philosophae
Naturalis Principia Mathematica.
John Dryden publishes A Song for St Cecilia's Day and
his allegorical poem The Hind and the Panther.
English King James II makes some extremely unpopular moves, relaxing
the Penal Laws prohibiting Roman Catholic and dissenter worship in
England and Scotland. His wife Mary of Modena conceives,
alarming those who want an end to rule by Catholic monarchs.
Sir Edmund Andros, governor-general of the Dominion of New England,
manages to get James to revoke the charter of Connecticut. His
troops march into New Haven, the legislature is dissolved,
and Andros is in control.
The Ottoman Empire is crumbling, and the powers of Europe have formed
an unHoly Alliance to pick up the crumbs.
Russia invades the Khanate of the Crimiea but the army is routed.
Poland captures Podolia and its borders now extend to the Black Sea].
A Venetian force is besieging Athens. The Ottoman army
has turned the Parthenon (which has survived for two thousand years virtually
intact) into an arsenal, storing all their gunpowder there.
A shell hits the Parthenon and the arsenal blows up, taking the Parthenon's
roof with it.
The Venetians besiege Mostar.
Austrian armies capture Hungary from the Turks. Holy
Roman Emperor Leopold I has his son Josef crowned King of
Hungary; Paul Esterhazy is made a prince of Hungary.
La Salle is on an expedition in search of the Mississippi delta, based
from his Texas Fort St. Louis. His party runs out of food, and
in a fight over some bones containing marrow, La Salle is killed.
The site of his murder is now called Marrow Bone
Japanese Kampaku (chancellor) Ichijô Fuyutsune becomes
(regent) as Higashi-yama ascends the Throne.
- Cossacks in control of the Dneiper's left bank elect Ivan Stepanovych Mazepa their hetman
1686 - 1687 - 1688
How They Were Made - 17th Century