2 of 4 portraits of William Atkins
possibly by Frederick Hendrik van Hove
line engraving, published 1694
4 5/8 in. x 2 3/4 in. (118 mm x 69 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Artistback to top
- Frederick Hendrik van Hove (circa 1628-1698), Engraver. Artist associated with 79 portraits.
Events of 1694back to top
Current affairsMary 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 scienceBookseller, 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.
InternationalWilliam 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.
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