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Contemporary depiction of the battle of Mohács
In the battle of Mohács , an imperial army defeats
the Ottomans .
Joseph I. with the imperial insignia
The nine-year-old Joseph I
becomes King of Hungary .
Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica
Isaac Newton's major work
Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica appears.
1687 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1135/36 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1679/80 (turn of the year 11/12 September)
Bengali solar calendar 1092/93 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2230/31 (southern Buddhism); 2229/30 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 73rd (74th) cycle

Year of the Fire Rabbit 丁卯 ( at the beginning of the year Fire Tiger 丙寅)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1049/50 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 4020/21 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 1065/66
Islamic calendar 1098/99 (turn of the year 6/7 November)
Jewish calendar 5447/48 (September 7/8)
Coptic calendar 1403/04 (September 11-12)
Malayalam calendar 862/863
Seleucid era Babylon: 1997/98 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1998/99 (New Year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1743/44 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Great Turkish War

Charles V of Lorraine
  • August 12 : In the Battle of Mohács , the Austrians under Charles V of Lorraine decisively defeat the Ottomans in the Great Turkish War . Sultan Mehmed IV is subsequently ousted by court intrigue, and his brother Suleyman II ascends the throne. When he is approached to inform him of his accession to the throne after spending the last 20 years in captivity at the palace, his first reaction is a fear that the delegation had come to kill him on his brother's behalf.
The Venetian Siege of the Acropolis

Other events in Europe



Abul Hasan Qutb Shah, last sultan of Golkonda, Deccan style miniature (around 1672–1680)

North America


science and technology


Lully in court dress



First half of the year

Johann Balthasar Neumann, 1727

Second half of the year

Exact date of birth unknown


First half of the year

Robert Cavelier de La Salle

Second half of the year

Nell Gwyn, painting by Sir Peter Lely

Exact date of death unknown

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