Chronology of events: 1687--1694

For some events, the year is certain but the month and day are not. Example: We know only the year for the collections of Leeuwenhoek's letters published in Dutch during his lifetime. For other events, the season or month are certain but the day is not. Example: Leeuwenhoek mentions that someone visited him "last month".

On the other hand, many events did indeed happen on the first day of a month. Example: public appointments to Delft's city offices took effect on January 1 of each year. Thus:

  • A date of January 1 in a given year may indicate that the year is certain but the month and day are not.
  • A date of 1 in a given month may indicate that the year and month are certain but the day is not.
Date
December 8, 1693 Wrote letter of 1693-12-08 (AB 128) to Richard Waller
December 20, 1693 Wrote Letter 77 of 1693-12-20 (AB 129) to Members of the Royal Society
December 26, 1693 wife Cornelia Swalmius made a will including Maria
December 29, 1693 Sold the garden outside the walls of the city
January 1, 1694 Published Onsigbare Geschapene Waarheden (Invisible Creation Truths), Letters 32, 39, 33
January 1, 1694 Published Vierde Vervolg der Brieven (Fourth Continuation of the Letters), Letters 76 - 83
January 6, 1694 wife Cornelia Johannes Swalmius buried
January 19, 1694 Wrote letter of 1694-01-19 (AB 130) to Richard Waller
January 24, 1694 Wrote Letter 78 of 1694-01-24 (AB 131) to Members of the Royal Society
February 12, 1694 Wrote letter of 1694-02-12 (AB 132) to Richard Waller
February 12, 1694 Presented act of guardianship to the Weeskamer after Cornelia's death
February 24, 1694 Wrote Letter 79 of 1694-02-24 (AB 133) to Members of the Royal Society
March 2, 1694 Wrote Letter 80 of 1694-03-02 (AB 134) to Members of the Royal Society
March 2, 1694 Presented Cornelia's will to the Weeskamer
March 19, 1694 Wrote Letter 81 of 1694-03-19 (AB 135) to Members of the Royal Society
April 2, 1694 Wrote Letter 82 of 1694-04-02 (AB 136) to Members of the Royal Society
April 30, 1694 Wrote Letter 83 of 1694-04-30 (AB 137) to Members of the Royal Society
May 11, 1694 Received an honorarium from the city for the Fourth Continuation of the Letters
May 26, 1694 Wrote letter of 1694-05-26 (AB 138) to Richard Waller
September 14, 1694 Wrote Letter 84 of 1694-09-14 (AB 139) to Richard Waller
November 3, 1694 Lent 400 guilders to Leendert van Bijstervelt
November 24, 1694 cousin Maerten Huijchs Leeuwenhoek buried
November 29, 1694 microscopist Marcello Malpighi died
November 30, 1694 Wrote Letter 85 of 1694-11-30 (AB 140) to Pieter Rabus

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