1683 in History



March 31 Emperor Leopold I/Poland signs covenant against Turkey
May 21 West Indian Company sells 1/3 of Suriname
June 12 Rye House-plot against English king Charles II uncovered
June 23 William Penn signs friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape indians in Pennsylvania; only treaty "not sworn to, nor broken"
July 16 Turkish troops under Kara Mustafa attain Vienna
July 24 1st settlers from Germany to U.S., leave aboard Concord
July 28 Anne Stuart marries prince Georges of Denmark
September 3 Turkish troops break through defense of Vienna
September 6 Le Plecta appointed French minister of Finance
September 9 Expelled Polish and Lotharings reach Wienerwald
September 12 Turkish troops attacks Vienna overthrows by Polish king Sobieski
September 15 Germantown Pennsylvania founded by 13 immigrant families
September 17 Antonie van Leeuwenhoek reports existence of bacteria
September 24 King Louis XIV expels all Jews from French possessions in America
November 16 Hendrik Casimir II of Nassau-Dietz marries Henriette Amalia
November 22 Purcells "Welcome to All the Pleasures," premieres in London
December 25 English Whig-leader duke of Monmouth flees to Holland









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