1699 in History

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Events in History

  • Jan 14 Massachusetts holds day of fasting for wrongly persecuting "witches"
  • Jan 26 Venice, Poland & Austria sign Treaty of Carlowitz with Ottoman Empire
  • Feb 4 350 rebellious Streltsi executed in Moscow
  • Mar 4 Jews are expelled from Lübeck, Germany
  • Apr 14 Khalsa: Birth of Khalsa, the brotherhood of the Sikh religion, in Northern India in accordance with the Nanakshahi calendar.
  • Jun 11 England, France & Netherlands agree on 2nd Extermination treaty of Spain

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Jul 6 Pirate Captain William Kidd is captured in Boston

Pirate Legend William Kidd
Pirate Legend
William Kidd
  • Sep 22 People of Rotterdam strike over high cost of butter
  • Nov 22 Treaty of Preobrasjensku Denmark/Russia/Saksen/Poland divide Sweden
  • Dec 3 Baron Jacob Hop appointed treasurer-general of the Hague

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Dec 20 Russian Tsar Peter the Great ordered Russian New Year changed from Sept 1 to Jan 1

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 2 Osman III, sultan (Turkey)
  • Jan 9 Robert J Pothier, French lawyer
  • Feb 17 Hans Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff, German architect (Sanssouci)
  • Mar 23 John Bartram, naturalist and explorer, father of American botany, born near Darby, Pennsylvania (d. 1777)
  • Apr 17 Robert Blair, Scottish poet (Grave)
  • May 13 Marquis of Pombal, Prime Minister of Portugal (d. 1782)
  • May 14 Hans Joachim von Zieten, Prussian field marshal (d. 1786)
  • Aug 13 John Dyer, British poet, born in Aberglasney, Wales (Baptism date)
  • Nov 2 Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, French painter (d. 1779)
  • Nov 30 Christian VI, king of Denmark/Norway
  • Dec 8 Maria Josepha of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1757)
  • Dec 19 William Bowyer, English printer (d. 1777)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 21 Obadiah Walker, English writer (b. 1616)
  • Jan 27 William Temple, statesman, dies
  • Feb 6 Jozef Ferdinand of Bavaria, heir of Spanish king Carlos II, dies
  • Feb 27 Charles Paulet, 1st Duke of Bolton, English politician (b. c. 1625)
  • Mar 12 Peder Griffenfeld, Danish statesman, dies at 63
  • Apr 21 Jean Racine, French dramatist (Iphigénie), dies at 59
  • Apr 22 Hans A baron von Abschatz, Silesian poet, dies at 53
  • Apr 29 Samuel Apostool, vicar/theologist (Zonisten), dies at 50
  • May 12 Lucas Achtschellinck, Flemish painter (b. 1626)
  • May 15 Edward Petre, English Jesuit and privy councilor (b. 1631)
  • Jun 22 Josiah Child, English Governor of the East India Company (b. 1630)
  • Aug 19 José Saenz d'Aguirre, Spanish cardinal, dies at 69
  • Aug 25 King Christian V of Denmark (b. 1646)
  • Nov 9 Hortense Mancini, mistress of Charles II, King of England (b. 1646)
  • Nov 29 Patrick Gordon, Scottish general (b. 1635)
  • Dec 15 Henrik A van Reede tot Drakenstein, Dutch botanist, dies at about 63