June 1694 in history

Born in June 1694

Jun 4 François Quesnay a French economist of the Physiocratic school. He is known for publishing the "Tableau économique" in 1758, which provided the foundations of the ideas of the Physiocrats. This was perhaps the first work to attempt to describe the workings of the economy in an analytical way, and as such can be viewed as one of the first important contributions to economic thought. His Le Despotisme de la Chine, written in 1767, describes Chinese politics and society, and his own political support for constitutional Oriental despotism
Jun 20 Hans Adolph Brorson a Danish Pietist bishop and hymn writer.
Jun 24 Jean-Jacques Burlamaqui a Swiss legal and political theorist who popularised a number of ideas propounded by other thinkers.
Jun 26 Georg Brandt a Swedish chemist and mineralogist who discovered cobalt. He was the first person to discover a metal unknown in ancient times

Died in June 1694

Jun 17 Philip Howard (cardinal) Hon. Philip Howard was an English Roman Catholic cardinal. Born the third son of Henry Frederick Howard and his wife, Elizabeth Stuart , Howard was a member of the premier Catholic family in England. At the age of sixteen he joined the Dominican Order in Cremona, and was ordained in 1652. He founded the priory of Bornem in Flanders, with a college for English youths attached to it, and was himself the first prior and novice master. He also founded at Vilvoorde a convent of nuns of the Second Order of Saint Dominic, now at Carisbrooke on the Isle of Wight