1682 in history

1682 events chronologically

Apr 9 Robert Cavelier de La Salle discovers the mouth of the Mississippi River, claims it for France and names it Louisiana
May 6 Louis XIV moves his court to the Palace of Versailles
Aug 24 William Penn receives the area that is now the state of Delaware, and adds it to his colony of Pennsylvania
Sep 14 Bishop Gore School, one of the oldest schools in Wales, is founded
Oct 27 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is founded

Top 7 most famous people born in 1682

Feb 25 Giovanni Battista Morgagni an Italian anatomist, celebrated as the father of modern anatomical pathology.
May 17 Bartholomew Roberts a Welsh pirate who raided ships off the Americas and West Africa between 1719 and 1722. He was the most successful pirate of the Golden Age of Piracy, as measured by vessels captured, taking over 470 prizes in his career. He is also known as Black Bart , but this name was never used in his lifetime, and also risks confusion with Black Bart of the American West
Jun 17 Charles XII of Sweden the King of Sweden from 1697 to 1718. He belonged to the House of Palatinate-Zweibrücken, a branch line of the House of Wittelsbach. Charles was the only surviving son of Charles XI and Ulrika Eleonora the Elder. He assumed power, after a seven-month caretaker government, at the age of fifteen
Jul 10 Roger Cotes an English mathematician, known for working closely with Isaac Newton by proofreading the second edition of his famous book, the Principia, before publication. He also invented the quadrature formulas known as Newton–Cotes formulas and first introduced what is known today as Euler's formula. He was the first Plumian Professor at Cambridge University from 1707 until his death
Jul 10 Bartholomäus Ziegenbalg a member of the Lutheran clergy and the first Pietist missionary to India.
Aug 16 Louis Dauphin of France Duke of Burgundy the eldest son of Louis, Dauphin of France. Until he became the official Dauphin of France upon his father's death in 1711, he was known as Le Petit Dauphin to distinguish him from his father, who was known as le Grand Dauphin
Dec 26 Calico Jack an English pirate captain operating in the Bahamas and in Cuba during the early 18th century. His nickname derived from the calico clothing he wore, while Jack is a diminutive of "John."

Top 7 most famous people died in 1682

Mar 10 Jacob Isaacksz van Ruisdael considered the most famous of four Haarlem family members who created landscape paintings, though traditionally their works have been difficult to tell apart.
Apr 3 Bartolomé Esteban Murillo a Spanish Baroque painter. Although he is best known for his religious works, Murillo also produced a considerable number of paintings of contemporary women and children. These lively, realist portraits of flower girls, street urchins, and beggars constitute an extensive and appealing record of the everyday life of his times
Apr 14 Avvakum a Russian protopope of Kazan Cathedral on Red Square who led the opposition to Patriarch Nikon's reforms of the Russian Orthodox Church. His autobiography and letters to the tsar, to Boyarynya Morozova and other Old Believers are considered masterpieces of 17th-century Russian literature
May 7 Feodor III of Russia the Tsar of all Russia between 1676 and 1682.
Oct 19 Thomas Browne an English polymath and author of varied works which reveal his wide learning in diverse fields including science and medicine, religion and the esoteric. Browne's writings display a deep curiosity towards the natural world, influenced by the scientific revolution of Baconian enquiry, while his Christian faith exuded tolerance and goodwill towards humanity in an often intolerant era
Nov 23 Claude Lorrain a French painter, draughtsman and engraver of the Baroque era. He spent most of his life in Italy, and is admired for his achievements in landscape painting
Nov 29 Prince Rupert of the Rhine a noted German soldier, admiral, scientist, sportsman, colonial governor and amateur artist during the 17th century. Rupert was a younger son of the German prince Frederick V, Elector Palatine and his wife Elizabeth, the eldest daughter of James I of England. Thus Rupert was the nephew of King Charles I of England, who made him Duke of Cumberland and Earl of Holderness, and the first cousin of King Charles II of England. His sister Electress Sophia was the mother of George I of Great Britain