1695 in History

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Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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.

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 9 John E Loovens, lawyer
  • Feb 2 William Borlase, English naturalist (d. 1772)
  • Feb 2 François de Chevert, French general (d. 1769)
  • Feb 6 Nicolaus II Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (d. 1726)
  • Apr 8 Johann Christian Gunther, German poet, born in Striegau, Silesia (d. 1723)
  • Apr 10 Balthazar Huydecoper, Dutch translator/historian
  • Apr 12 Caspar Burman, historian/mayor (Utrecht Neth)
  • May 2 Giovanni Niccolo Servandoni, Italian-born architect (d. 1766)
  • May 3 Henri Pitot, Italian-born French engineer (d. 1771)
  • Jun 5 Johann Conrad Schlaun, German baroque architect
  • Jun 6 Adriaen Valckenier, gov-gen Neth-Indies (1737-41)/killed 8,000 Chinese
  • Sep 5 Carl Gustaf Tessin, Swedish politician, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1770)
  • Oct 5 John Glas, Scottish minister (d. 1773)
  • Nov 10 John Bevis, English physician and astronomer (d. 1771)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 4 Duke of Luxembourg, Luxembourg/French marshal, dies
  • Jan 7 Mary II Stuart, queen of England, dies at 32 [OS=Dec 28 1694]
  • Feb 6 Ahmed II, 21st sultan of Turkey (1691-95), dies
  • Mar 5 Henry Wharton, English writer (b. 1664)
  • Apr 3 Melchior de Hondecoeter, Dutch still life painter, dies at about 58
  • Apr 5 George Savile, 1st marquis of Halifax, dies at 61
  • Apr 13 Jean de la Fontaine, French poet (Fables), dies at 73
  • Apr 23 Henry Vaughan, poet (Silex Scintillans), dies at 72
  • Apr 27 Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, [Asbaje], Mexican poetress/nun, dies at 44

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 27 John Trenchard, English radical Whig politician and statesman, dies at 46

English Politician John Trenchard
English Politician
John Trenchard
  • May 17 Cornelis de Heem, painter, dies
  • Jun 8 Christian Huygens, inventor/astronomer (ring of Saturn), dies at 66
  • Jun 11 André Félibien, French architect (b. 1619)
  • Jul 8 Christiaan Huygens, Dutch mathematician, astronomer and scientist (science of dynamics), dies at 66
  • Jul 18 Joannes Camphuys, gov-gen of Dutch-Indies, dies at 61
  • Aug 6 François de Harlay de Champvallon, French Catholic archbishop (b. 1625)
  • Sep 12 Jacob Abendana, Spanish scholar (b. 1630)
  • Nov 16 Pierre Nicole, French philosopher (b. 1625)
  • Nov 28 Anthony Wood, English antiquarian (b. 1632)
  • Nov 29 James Dalrymple, 1st Viscount Stair, Scottish lawyer and statesman (b. 1619)
  • Dec 8 Barthélemy d'Herbelot de Molainville, French orientalist (b. 1625)