On This Day

What Happened in 1699

Historical Events

  • 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
  • Jul 6 Pirate Captain William Kidd is captured in Boston
  • Aug 6 HMS Roebuck, captained by William Dampier, lands at Shark Bay, Western Australia on the first British scientific expedition to Australia
  • Sep 22 People of Rotterdam strike over high cost of butter
  • Nov 22 Treaty of Preobrasjensku Denmark, Russia, Saksen and Poland divide Sweden
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Famous People Born in 1699

  • Jan 2 Osman III, sultan (Turkey)
  • Jan 9 Robert J Pothier, French lawyer
  • Feb 17 Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff, Prussian architect (Sanssouci), born in n Kuckädel (d. 1753)
  • Mar 23 John Bartram, naturalist and explorer, father of American botany, born near Darby, Pennsylvania (d. 1777)
  • Mar 25 Johann Adolph Hasse, German composer (Antonio e Cleopatra), baptized in Bergedorf, Germany (d. 1873)

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World Leaders in 1699