Calendar overview 1692
|Salem Witch Trials mark the start of a series of charges and executions for witchcraft in New England .|
|naval battles of Barfleur and La Hougue .||Scottish MacDonalds clan is a victim in the Glencoe massacre .|
|1692 in other calendars|
|Armenian calendar||1140/41 (turn of the year July)|
|Ethiopian calendar||1684/85 (turn of the year 10/11 September)|
|Bengali solar calendar||1097/98 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)|
|Buddhist calendar||2235/36 (southern Buddhism); 2234/35 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )|
|Chinese calendar||73rd (74th) cycle|
|Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam)||1054/55 (turn of the year April)|
|Dangun era (Korea)||4025/26 (October 2-3)|
|Islamic calendar||1103/04 (New Year 11/12 September)|
|Jewish calendar||5452/53 (September 10-11)|
|Coptic calendar||1408/09 (September 10-11)|
|Seleucid era||Babylon: 2002/03 (turn of the year April)
Syria: 2003/04 (New Year October)
|Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar)||1748/49 (turn of the year April)|
Politics and world events
England / Scotland
- Feb. 13 : As the head of the family too late to take an oath to the English king William of Orange after the suppression of the Jakobitenaufstandes has appeared, is the Scottish MacDonald - Clan victims Massacre of Glencoe , in which more than 30 clan members are immediately killed. 40 women and children subsequently die because their houses were burned down.
War of the Palatinate Succession
- March 22nd : Duke Ernst August receives the (9th) electoral dignity for Hanover for his weapons aid in the Palatine War of Succession against France (exercise only from 1708).
- May 29 to June 4 : The French fleet is drastically decimated by the British and Dutch in the naval battles of Barfleur and La Hougue .
- June 30th : France conquers Namur after a brief siege . The Dutch city remained in French hands until 1695 .
- August 3 : At the Battle of Steenkerke, an Allied attempt in the Palatinate War of Succession to oust the French army from Flanders fails .
- December 19 : Duke Ernst August von Braunschweig-Lüneburg-Calenberg becomes the ninth elector in the Holy Roman Empire . The Electorate of Hanover is created by amalgamating its territories.
Other events in Europe
- June 14 : In the Treaty of Wallstawe , a permutation treaty between Elector Friedrich III. of Brandenburg and Duke Georg Wilhelm von Braunschweig-Lüneburg-Celle, the demarcation between the Electorate of Brandenburg and the Duchy of Lüneburg-Celle in the area north of the Lüneburg town of Brome will be reorganized, with a mutual exchange of territory. The Brandenburg exclaves Ehra , Lessien , Wiswedel , half of the town Voitze with the Kiebitzmühle and Greetings village fall to the Duchy of Lüneburg-Celle. The Lüneburg village of Nettgau , the desert field marks of Gladdenstedt , Messien and Kleistow and the Wichmannsmühle near Gladdenstedt go to the Electorate of Brandenburg, as does the Lüneburg exclave of Wallstawe .
- March 1. bis 22. September : The Salem Witch Trials ( Salem Witch Trials ) form the beginning of a series of arrests, prosecutions and executions for witchcraft in New England . The witch hunt begins in the Village Salem (today mostly part of Danvers ), near the city of Salem . In the process, 20 suspects are executed, 55 people are tortured to give false testimony, 150 suspects are detained and another 200 people are charged with witchcraft.
science and technology
May 14th : The first weather report appears in the London weekly newspaper Collection for the Progress of Agriculture and Commerce , but it is not a forecast, but a situation report.
- January 12th : The world premiere of the opera Eraclea ovvero Il ratto delle Sabbine by Giovanni Bononcini takes place in Tordinona in Rome.
- May 2nd : The masque or semi-opera The Fairy-Queen by Henry Purcell is premiered at the Dorset Garden Theater in London. The libretto is an anonymous adaptation of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream , the author is believed to be Thomas Betterton .
- The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna was initially founded as a private academy of the court chamber painter Peter Strudel .
- November 10th : The Swedish King Charles XI. The approved St. Petri Orphanage Foundation in Bremen is brought into being.
- June 7th : Port Royal in Jamaica is destroyed by an earthquake and the subsequent tsunami , and most of it sinks into the sea. Around 2,000 people, almost half of the population, are killed in the disaster.
First half of the year
- January 7th : Petrus Wesseling , German philologist and jurist († 1764 )
- January 22 : Isabelle Charlotte von Nassau-Dietz , Princess of Nassau-Dillenburg († 1757 )
- January 27 : Felizian Hegenauer , Austrian sculptor (unknown date of death)
- February 3 : Farfallino (formerly Giacinto Fontana), Italian opera singer and castrato († 1739 )
- February 18 : Johann Michael Fischer , German builder († 1766 )
- February 29 : John Byrom , English writer († 1763 )
- March 14 : Peter van Musschenbroek , Dutch scientist († 1761 )
- April 5 : Adrienne Lecouvreur , French actress († 1730 )
- April 8 : Giuseppe Tartini , composer and violin virtuoso († 1770 )
- April 19 : Wilhelm Ernst Starke , German Reformed theologian, philologist and hymn poet († 1764 )
- April 29 : Johann Hermann von L'Estocq , Russian surgeon and favorite of Empress Elisabeth († 1767 )
- May 18 : Joseph Butler , English Bishop of Durham and Bristol († 1752 )
- James Stirling , Scottish mathematician († 1770 ) May:
- June 13 : Joseph Highmore , British painter († 1780 )
- June 28 : Louisa Maria Theresa Stuart , Scottish princess († 1712 )
Second half of the year
- July 26 : Jakob Wosky von Bärenstamm , Sorbian clergyman, administrator of the Meißen diocese in Lusatia († 1771 )
- August 18 : Louis IV. Henri de Bourbon , Prince of Condé († 1740 )
- September 1 : Egid Quirin Asam , sculptor, painter and builder († 1750 )
- September 5th : Tharsander , the pseudonym of the Protestant pastor Georg Wilhelm Wegener († 1765 )
- September 11th : Lukas Fracht , Swiss entrepreneur and Pietist († 1751 )
- September 13 : Friedrich Andreas Hallbauer , German Lutheran theologian († 1750 )
- September 26 : Pietro Antonio Trezzini , Swiss architect in St. Petersburg († after 1760 )
- October 15 : Alessandro Cardinal Albani , Italian nobleman († 1779 )
- October 25 : Elisabetta Farnese , Queen of Spain († 1766 )
- October 28 : Joseph Ferdinand , Prince Elector of Bavaria and Prince of Asturias († 1699 )
- November 7th : Johann Gottfried Schnabel , German writer († between 1744 and 1748)
- November 15 : Eusebius Amort , Bavarian theologian († 1775 )
- December 4 : Ferdinand Leopold , Count von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen and first Minister of the Electorate of Cologne († 1750 )
Exact date of birth unknown
First half of the year
- January 10 : Robert Boyle , Irish scientist (* 1627 )
- January 21 : Michael Walther the Younger , German mathematician and Lutheran theologian (* 1638 )
- February 12 : Hendrik Hamel , Dutch navigator (* 1630 )
- February 18 : Wang Fuzhi , Chinese philosopher, historian and political analyst (* 1619 )
- February 24th : Antimo Liberati , Italian music theorist, singer, organist, conductor and composer (* 1617 )
- March 3rd : Eleonore Katharine von Pfalz-Zweibrücken-Kleeburg , Countess of Hesse-Eschwege (* 1626 )
- April 22 : Tomás Antonio de la Cerda y Aragón , Spanish officer, colonial administrator and viceroy of New Spain (* 1638 )
- May 14 : Ludovica Cristina of Savoy , Savoy princess (* 1629 )
- May 19 : Elias Ashmole , English scientist, lawyer, alchemist and historian (* 1617)
- May 22nd : Hartwig von Stiten , Lübeck councilor (* 1640 )
Second half of the year
- August 3 : Hugh Mackay , Scottish general (* around 1640 )
- August 19 : Maria Catharina Stockfleth , German Baroque poet (* 1634 )
- September 19 : Giles Corey , victim of the Salem witch trials (* 1612 )
- September 23 : Dorothea Hedwig of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Norburg , Abbess of the Gandersheim Monastery (* 1636 )
- October 4th : Charles Fleetwood , English soldier and politician (* around 1618 )
- October 12 : Giovanni Battista Vitali , Italian violinist, singer and composer (* 1632 )
- October 13 : Elisabeth von Baden-Durlach , German poet (* 1620 )
- October 16 : Christian Albrecht , Margrave of the Franconian Principality of Ansbach (* 1675 )
- October 23 : Alexander von Spaen , Field Marshal General of Brandenburg (* 1619 )
- November 10 : Gédéon Tallemant des Réaux , French writer (* 1619 )
- November 14th : Christoph Bernhard , German composer, conductor and music theorist (* 1628 )
- November 19 : Georg Friedrich Fürst zu Waldeck , German field marshal and Dutch captain general (* 1620 )
- December 10 : Johann Michael Strauss , German Lutheran theologian (* 1628 )
- December 15 : Georg Adam Struve , German lawyer (* 1619 )
- December 16 : Antonio Carneo , Venetian baroque painter (* 1637 )
- December 18 : Veit Ludwig von Seckendorff , German scholar and statesman (* 1626 )
- December 24th : Maria Antonia of Austria , Electress of Bavaria (* 1669 )
Exact date of death unknown
- Pietro Aquila , Italian painter, draftsman and graphic artist (* around 1630 )
- Edmund Ludlow , English parliamentarian and general (* around 1617 )