On This Day

What Happened in 1695

Historical Events

  • Jan 13 Jonathan Swift ordained an Anglican priest in Ireland
  • 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 Restoration comedy "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
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Famous People Born in 1695

  • Jan 6 Giuseppe Sammartini, Italian composer, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1750)
  • Feb 2 William Borlase, English naturalist (d. 1772)
  • Feb 2 Fran├žois de Chevert, French general (d. 1769)
  • Feb 6 Andre Cheron, French composer & organist & harpsichordist, born in Paris, France (d. 1766)
  • Feb 6 Nicolaus II Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician, born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1726)

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World Leaders in 1695