1696 in History

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Events in History

  • Jan 31 Revolt by undertakers after funeral reforms (Amsterdam)
  • Feb 27 English/Welsh nobles lay down Oath of Association
  • Feb 29 English ex-premier Earl Danby accused of corruption
  • Mar 7 English King William III departs Netherlands
  • May 31 John Salomonsz elected chief of Saint-Eustatius

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Jul 18 Tsar Peter I's fleet occupies Azov at mouth of Don River

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great
  • Jul 28 De Croissy succeeds Le Plectia as French minister of Finance

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Jul 29 Louis XIV. King of France, & Victor Amadeus II, Duke of Savoy, sign Peace of Turin, a turning point in the War of the League of Augsburg

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • Aug 13 State of Drenthe accredits Willem III as mayor
  • Nov 21 J Vanbrughe's "Relapse or Virtue in Danger" premieres in London
  • Dec 7 Connecticut Route 108, one of the oldest highways in the U.S. is completed to Trumbull.
  • Dec 19 Jean-Francois Regnard's "Le Joueur" premieres in Paris

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 5 Giuseppe Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect/painter (d. 1757)
  • Mar 5 Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Venetian Rococo painter (Isaac's Sacrifice)
  • Mar 13 Louis F A D Duke de Richelieu, French marshal
  • Mar 27 Antoine Court, French Huguenot minister (d. 1760)
  • Jun 11 Francis Edward James Keith, Scottish soldier and Prussian field marshal (d. 1758)
  • Jun 27 William Pepperrell, British colonial soldier (d. 1759)
  • Jul 14 William Oldys, English antiquarian and bibliographer (d. 1761)
  • Aug 2 Mahmud I, Sultan of Ottoman (Turkey) (1730-54)/fought Austria & Russia
  • Aug 9 Jozef Wenceslas, monarch of Liechtenstein/general
  • Sep 27 Alfonsus M de' Liguori, Italian theologist/bishop/religious order founder
  • Oct 13 John Hervey, 2nd Baron Hervey, English statesman and writer (d. 1743)
  • Oct 17 August III, king of Poland/monarch Frederik August II of Saksen
  • Nov 2 Conrad Weiser, Pennsylvania's ambassador to the Native Americans (d. 1760)
  • Dec 22 James Oglethorpe, England, General/author/colonizer (Georgia)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 11 Charles Albanel, French missionary explorer in Canada (b. 1616)
  • Jan 29 Ivan V, co-tsar of Russia (1682-89), dies
  • Mar 14 Jean Domat, French jurist (b. 1625)
  • Mar 18 Robert Charnock, English conspirator
  • Apr 17 Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, French writer (b. 1626)
  • Apr 30 Robert Plot, British naturalist (b. 1640)
  • May 10 Jean de La Bruyère, French writer (b. 1645)
  • May 24 Albertine Agnes, princess of Orange-Nassau, dies at 62
  • May 30 Henry Capell, 1st Baron Capell, First Lord of the British Admiralty (b. 1638)
  • Jun 17 John [Jan] III Sobieski, King of Poland (1674-96), Victor at Battle Vienna over Turks (1683) dies at 66
  • Jul 9 Waclaw Potocki, Polish poet (Wojna Chocimska), dies
  • Aug 2 Robert Campbell of Glenlyon, Scottish military commander (b. 1630)
  • Dec 4 Empress Meishō, Japan (b. 1624)