What Happened In History Year 1693

Historical Events for the Year 1693

  • 11th January » 1693 Sicily earthquake called A powerful earthquake destroys parts of Sicily and Malta.
  • 8th February » The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia is granted a charter by William III of England or King William III and Mary II of England or Queen Mary II.
  • 25th July » Ignacio de Maya founds the Real Santiago de las Sabinas, now known as Sabinas Hidalgo, Nuevo León, Mexico.
  • 4th October » Battle of Marsaglia: Piedmontese troops are defeated by the French.

Famous Birthdays in 1693

  • 28th January » Gregor Werner, Austrian composer (d. 1766)
  • 7th February » Anna of Russia (d. 1740)
  • 24th February » James Quin, English actor (d. 1766)
  • 5th March » Johann Jakob Wettstein, Swiss theologian and scholar (d. 1754)
  • 7th March » Pope Clement XIII (d. 1769)
  • 24th March » John Harrison, English carpenter and clockmaker, invented the Marine chronometer (d. 1776)
  • 3rd April » George Edwards (naturalist) named George Edwards, English ornithologist (d. 1773)
  • 16th April » Anne Sophie Reventlow, Danish wife of Frederick IV of Denmark (d. 1743)
  • 17th June » Johann Georg Walch, German theologian (d. 1775)
  • 21st July » Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1768)
  • 8th August » Laurent Belissen, French composer (d. 1762)
  • 3rd September » Charles Radclyffe, English politician (d. 1746)
  • 28th October » Šimon Brixi, Czech composer (d. 1735)

Famous Deaths in History for 1693

  • 6th January » Mehmed IV, Ottoman sultan (b. 1642)
  • 7th February » Paul Pellisson, French author (b. 1624)
  • 13th February » Johann Kaspar Kerll, German organist and composer (b. 1627)
  • 9th April » Roger de Rabutin, Comte de Bussy, French author (b. 1618)
  • 3rd May » Claude de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, French courtier (b. 1607)
  • 25th May » Madame de La Fayette, French author (b. 1634)
  • 2nd June » John Wildman, English soldier and politician, Postmaster General of the United Kingdom (b. 1621)
  • 12th July » John Ashby (Royal Navy officer) e.g John Ashby, English admiral (b. 1640)
  • 13th July » Hendrik Trajectinus, Count of Solms (b. 1636)
  • 1st October » Pedro Abarca, Spanish theologian and academic (b. 1619)

Historical events for the year 1693 by month