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Diana Beauclerk (née de Vere), Duchess of St Albans
by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt Click on the links below to find out more
13 5/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (345 mm x 250 mm) plate size; 14 in. x 10 1/8 in. (355 mm x 258 mm) paper size
- Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (1646-1723), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 1678 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.
- John Smith (1652-1743), Engraver. Artist associated with 1180 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
- NPG D4148: Diana Beauclerk (née de Vere), Duchess of St Albans (from same plate)
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.