1684 in history

1684 events chronologically

Jun 18 The charter of the Massachusetts Bay Colony is revoked via a scire facias writ issued by an English court
Dec 10 Isaac Newton's derivation of Kepler's laws from his theory of gravity, contained in the paper De motu corporum in gyrum, is read to the Royal Society by Edmond Halley

Top 7 most famous people born in 1684

Mar 22 Matthias Bel a Slovak Lutheran pastor and polymath from the Kingdom of Hungary. He is also known as the Great Ornament of Hungary. He described himself as "lingua Sla-vus, natione Hungarus, eruditione Germanus"
Mar 31 Francesco Durante a Neapolitan composer.
Apr 15 Catherine I of Russia the second wife of Peter I of Russia, reigned as Empress of Russia from 1725 until her death.
Oct 10 Jean-Antoine Watteau a French painter whose brief career spurred the revival of interest in colour and movement, as seen in the tradition of Correggio and Rubens. He revitalized the waning Baroque style, shifting it to the less severe, more naturalistic, less formally classical Rococo
Nov 12 Edward Vernon an English naval officer. Vernon was born in Westminster and went to Westminster School. He joined the Royal Navy in 1700 and was promoted to Lieutenant in 1702. After five years as Lieutenant, he was appointed Captain in 1706. His first command was the HMS Rye, part of the fleet of Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell
Nov 27 Tokugawa Yoshimune the eighth shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan, ruling from 1716 until his abdication in 1745. He was the son of Tokugawa Mitsusada, the grandson of Tokugawa Yorinobu, and the great-grandson of Tokugawa Ieyasu
Dec 3 Ludvig Holberg a writer, essayist, philosopher, historian and playwright born in Bergen, Norway, during the time of the Dano-Norwegian double monarchy, who spent most of his adult life in Denmark. He was influenced by Humanism, the Enlightenment and the Baroque. Holberg is considered the founder of modern Danish and Norwegian literature, and is best known for the comedies he wrote in 1722–1723 for the Lille Grønnegade Theatre in Copenhagen. Holberg's works about natural and common law were widely read by many Danish law students over two hundred years, from 1736 to 1936

Top 7 most famous people died in 1684

Mar 24 Pieter de Hooch a Dutch Golden Age painter famous for his genre scenes of quiet domestic scenes with a few figures. He was a contemporary of Jan Vermeer, with whom his work shares themes and style
Apr 5 William Brouncker 2nd Viscount Brouncker an English mathematician who introduced Brouncker's formula, and was the first President of the Royal Society.
Apr 26 Jan Davidsz. de Heem a still life painter who was active in Utrecht and Antwerp. He is a major representative of that genre in both Dutch and Flemish Baroque painting
May 12 Edme Mariotte a French physicist and priest.
Jul 26 Elena Cornaro Piscopia a Venetian philosopher of noble descent, and the first woman to receive a doctoral degree from a university.
Sep 10 Johann Rosenmüller a German Baroque composer, who played a part in transmitting Italian musical styles to the north.
Oct 1 Pierre Corneille a French tragedian, and one of the three great seventeenth-century French dramatists, along with Molière and Racine.