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Maria II. And Wilhelm III.  from England
After the Glorious Revolution , Wilhelm III. and Mary II jointly King and Queen of England .
Course of the Amur
The Nerchinsk treaty defines the border between Russia and China in the Amur region.
The Speyer Cathedral around 1650
In the Palatinate War of Succession , French troops plunder
the royal tombs in Speyer Cathedral .
1689 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1137/38 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1681/82 (turn of the year 10/11 September)
Bengali solar calendar 1094/95 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1745/46 (turn of the year April)
Buddhist calendar 2232/33 (southern Buddhism); 2231/32 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 73rd (74th) cycle

Year of the Earth-Snake己巳 ( at the beginning of the year Earth-Dragon 龙 辰)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1051/52 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 4022/23 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 1067/68
Islamic calendar 1100/01 (New Year 14/15 October)
Jewish calendar 5449/50 (September 14/15)
Coptic calendar 1405/06 (September 10/11)
Malayalam calendar 864/865
Seleucid era Babylon: 1999/2000 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 2000/01 (New Year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1745/46 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Glorious Revolution in England

Bill of Rights
  • October 23 : The Parliament on February 13, first as a Declaration of Rights ( Declaration of the Rights combined) principles of the new royal couple William III. and Mary II recognized. They lead to the Bill of Rights .
  • December 16 : The Bill of Rights is passed. The law regulates the rights of the British Parliament vis-à-vis royalty and is considered one of the fundamental documents of parliamentarism.

War of the Palatinate Succession

Siege of Mainz 1689, copper engraving, Paris, 1756

Great Turkish War

Holy Roman Empire / Denmark


Russia / China

North America

science and technology



Pope Alexander VIII



First half of the year

Baron de Montesquieu, 1728

Second half of the year

Exact date of birth unknown


First half of the year

Christina's grave in St. Peter's Basilica

Second half of the year

Glass coffin Pope Innocent XI. in St. Peter's Basilica

Exact date of death unknown

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