1689 in History – What happened in year 1689

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

In history, year 1689 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 1689.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1689 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
22 januaryThe Convention Parliament convened to justify the overthrow of James II, the last Roman Catholic king of England, who had vacated the throne when he fled to France in 1688.
13 februaryGlorious Revolution-Mary Stuart and her husband William III of Orange were proclaimed co-rulers of England and Ireland.
18 aprilProvincial militia and citizens gathered in Boston, and arrested officials of the Dominion of New England.
24 mayThe Act of Toleration became law in England, granting freedomof worship to Nonconformists under certain circumstances, butdeliberately excluding Catholics.
21 augustJacobite risings-Jacobite clans supporting the deposed king James VII of Scotland clashed with a government regiment of Covenanters supporting William of Orange, in the streets around Dunkeld Cathedral,Dunkeld, Scotland.
16 decemberThe Parliament of England adopted the Bill of Rights, declaring that Englishmen possessed certain positive civil and political rights.
24 MayThe British Parliament guaranteed religious freedom to Protestant Christians.
25 JulyFrance declared war against England.
01 SeptemberRussia, a country located in Eastern Europe and North Asia, began to levy a tax on beard).
21 AugustThe Dunkeld War took place in Scotland.
18 JanuaryThe French writer and philosopher Charl de Montescio was born.
13 FebruaryThe manifesto, named Bill of Rights, was read out at the ceremony of the crowning of King William Trinity and Queen Mary II of Britain. With this Britain's governance system changed to conditional monarchy.
11 MarchAurangzeb murdered Shivaji's son Sambhaji.


Famous birthdays in the year 1689:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 February Blas de Lezo / Admiral / Spain
03 NovemberJan Josef Ignác Brentner / Composer / Czech Republic
09 JulyAlexis Piron / Epigrammatist / France
15 MayLady Mary Wortley Montagu / Author / United Kingdom
18 January Montesquieu / Philosopher / France
19 AugustSamuel Richardson / Author / United Kingdom
23 DecemberJoseph Bodin de Boismortier / Composer / France
24 MayDaniel Finch / Politician / United Kingdom
24 JulyPrince William / King / Denmark
26 JuneEdward Holyoke / Academic / United States of America
27 February Pietro Gnocchi / Composer / Italy
30 SeptemberJacques Aubert / Violinist / France
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