© National Portrait Gallery, London
Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset
after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt Click on the links below to find out more
oil on canvas, (1694)
49 3/4 in. x 39 3/4 in. (1264 mm x 1010 mm) overall
- Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (1646-1723), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 1678 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.
- Ingamells, John, Later Stuart Portraits 1685-1714, 2009, p. 76
- Piper, David, Catalogue of Seventeenth Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery, 1625-1714, 1963, p. 112
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 184
Mary II dies of smallpox at Kensington Palace, William now rules alone.Charles Montagu is appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer for his efforts in overseeing and assisting with the foundation of The Bank of England. The Triennial Act is passed enforcing the contest of Parliamentary elections every three years.
Art and science
Bookseller, Jacob Tonson, senior and poet John Dryden, publish Joseph Addison's first major poem, An Account of the Greatest English Poets, in their collaborative series, Miscellany Poems
, fourth edition. Promoter of women's education, Mary Astell's publication, A Serious Proposal to the Ladies
, advocates for women's education.
William III captures Huy, restoring the allied position on the River Meuse and securing communications between the armies of the grand alliance on the rivers Rhine and Moselle and Spanish Netherlands.A treasure fleet, including HMS Sussex
, sinks in a storm off Gibraltar.