1688 in History – What happened in year 1688

✅ Published on March 28th, 2009 in 17th Century in History

In history, year 1688 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1688.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1688 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
15 novemberPrince William of Orange landed at Brixham in Devon, on his way to depose his uncle and father-in-law King James II, the last Catholic monarch of England.
24 SeptemberFrance declared war against Germany.
26 NovemberKing Louis Fourteenth of France declared war against the Netherlands.


Famous birthdays in the year 1688:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
04 February Pierre de Marivaux / Author / France
04 AprilJoseph-Nicolas Delisle / Astronomer / France
15 AprilJohann Friedrich Fasch / Violinist / Germany
15 NovemberLouis Bertrand Castel / Philosopher / France
17 OctoberDomenico Zipoli / Composer / Italy
18 January Lionel Sackville / Politician / United Kingdom
19 JulyGiuseppe Castiglione / Painter / Italy
19 OctoberWilliam Cheselden / Surgeon / United Kingdom
21 MayAlexander Pope / Poet / United Kingdom
29 January Emanuel Swedenborg / Philosopher / United Kingdom
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