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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 16th century17th century18th century
Decades: 1650s  1660s  1670s  – 1680s –  1690s  1700s  1710s
Years: 1683 1684 168516861687 1688 1689

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Year 1686 was a common year that started on a Tuesday when using the Gregorian calendar.


  • May 4 – The Municipality of Ilagan was founded in the Philippines.
  • July 17 – A meeting took place at Lüneburg between 'some evangelical Princes and Electors' and representatives of the King of Navarre, the King of Denmark and the Queen of England. The object of this meeting is the formation of an 'evangelical' league of defence against the Catholic League, called the 'Confederatio Militiae Evangelicae'.[1]
  • July 22New York City and Albany, New York are granted city charters by the colonial governor.
  • September 2 – The forces of the Holy League of 1684 liberate Buda from the Ottoman Turkish rule that leads to the end of Turkish rule in Hungary during the subsequent years.



See also: :Category:1686 births


  • January 31 – Jean Mairet, French dramatist (born 1604)
  • February 10 – William Dugdale, English antiquarian (born 1605)
  • April 6 – Arthur Annesley, 1st Earl of Anglesey, English royalist statesman (born. 1614)
  • April 19 – Antonio de Solís y Ribadeneyra, Spanish writer (born 1610)
  • June 23 – William Coventry, English statesman (born c.1628)
  • July 10 – John Fell, English churchman (born 1625)
  • July 16 – John Pearson, English theologian (born 1612)
  • August 13 – Louis Maimbourg, French-born historian (born 1610)
  • October 26 – John Egerton, 2nd Earl of Bridgewater, English politician (born 1623)
  • November 11 – Louis II de Bourbon, Prince de Condé, French general (born 1621)
  • November 11 – Otto von Guericke, German physicist and inventor (born 1602)
See also: :Category:1686 deaths


  1. Statement is made on folio 35 of the dedication of the Naometria to the Duke of Wurttemberg, repeated on folio 122. Cf. A.E. Waite, Brotherhood of the Rosy Cross, London, 1924, pp. 639 ff.