Decades: 1630s 1640s 1650s 1660s 1670s - 1680s - 1690s 1700s 1710s 1720s 1730s
Years: 1678 1679 1680 1681 1682 - 1683 - 1684 1685 1686 1687 1688
A huge 140,000 man Ottoman force arrives at Vienna in June and starts to besiege the city. The siege is broken in September with the arrival of a force of 30,000 Polish, Austrians and Germanss, whose cavalry turns their flank. Considered to be the turning point in the Ottoman Empire's fortunes.
November 1 - The British crown colony of New York is subdivided into 12 counties.
February 28 - René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, scientist (+ 1757).
March 1 - Caroline of Ansbach, Queen-Consort of King George II of Great Britain
November 10 - King George II of Great Britain.
December 19 - King Philip V of Spain