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17th Century

1683 – Battle of Vienna

11-12 September – On this day

The Battle of Vienna took place in Vienna on the 11th/12th in 1683, after the imperial city of Vienna had been besieged by the Ottoman Empire for two months. Continue reading “1683 – Battle of Vienna”

1697 – Battle of Zenta

11 September – On this day

The Battle of Zenta, fought on this day in 1697 just south of Zenta (Serbian: Senta; then part of the Ottoman Empire; today in Serbia), on the east side of the Tisa river, was a major engagement in the Great Turkish War (1683–1699) and one of the most decisive defeats in Ottoman history. Continue reading “1697 – Battle of Zenta”

1638 – Louis XIV of France is born

5 September – On this day

Louis XIV was born on in the Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye to Louis XIII and Anne of Austria. Continue reading “1638 – Louis XIV of France is born”

1666 – Great Fire of London begins

2 September – On the day

The Great Fire of London breaks out in the house of a baker on Pudding Lane near London Bridge. Continue reading “1666 – Great Fire of London begins”

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