Historical Events in 1698

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  • Jan 4th Most of the Palace of Whitehall in London, the main residence of the English monarchs, is destroyed by fire.

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Jan 7th Russian Tsar Peter the Great departs Netherlands for England

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great
  • Jul 2nd Thomas Savery patents the first steam engine
  • Jul 14th The Darien scheme begins with five ships, bearing about 1,200 people, departing Leith for the Isthmus of Panama.
  • Aug 18th Russian Tsar Peter the Great arrives in Zaandam
  • Aug 25th Tsar Peter the Great returns to Moscow after trip through Western Europe
  • Sep 5th Russian Tsar Peter the Great imposes a tax on beards
  • Oct 11th France, England & Netherlands sign 1st Extermination treaty
  • Nov 2nd Scottish settlers make landfall in Panama, establishing the ill-fated 'Darien Venture' colony.
  • Nov 14th Spanish king Carlos appoints grandson prince Jozef Ferdinand as heir