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Jan 13 Jonathan Swift ordained an Anglican priest in Ireland

Author, Poet and Satirist Jonathan Swift
Author, Poet and Satirist
Jonathan Swift
  • Jan 27 Mustafa II becomes the Ottoman sultan in Istanbul on the death of Ahmed II. Mustafa rules until his death in 1703.
  • Apr 30 William Congreve's "Love for Love" premieres in London
  • May 12 English king William III departs to Netherlands
  • Aug 2 Daniel Quare receives a British patent for his portable barometer
  • Aug 11 English & Dutch fleet capture Dunkerk
  • Aug 13 -15] French troops under Villeroi shoot in Brussels
  • Sep 1 Dutch/English army under king Willem III occupies Names
  • Sep 1 French garrison of castle Namur surrenders to the army of the Grand Alliance under the command of King William III of England
  • Sep 12 New York Jews petition governor Dongan for religious liberties
  • Oct 10 King Willem III escapes South Netherlands, back to England
  • Nov 20 Zumbi last leaders of Quilombo dos Palmares in early Brazil and ex-slave, is executed
  • Dec 31 A window tax is imposed in England, causing many shopkeepers to brick up their windows to avoid the tax.