Year 1694 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 27 Frederik August I "the Strong" becomes monarch of Saksen
  • Jun 7 English invasion army under Thomas Tollemache reaches Brest
  • Jun 8 English troops attack Brest (300 killed)
  • Jun 29 Dutch fleet attacks French grain transports
  • Jul 27 Bank of England granted 12 year charter by Act of Parliament
  • Sep 27 Hurricane hits Carlisle Bay Barbados; 27 British ships sink & 3,000 die
  • Oct 23 American colonial forces, led by Sir William Phipps, fail to seize Quebec
  • Dec 3 English parliamentary election set for every 3 years
  • Dec 12 The Royal Society censures Edmond Halley for suggesting in a paper titled 'Some considerations about the cause of the universal deluge' that the story of Noah's flood could be an account of a cometary impact

Historical Figures Who Died in 1694

  • Jan 2 Henry Booth, 1st Earl of Warrington, English politician, dies at 42
  • Jan 6 Francesco Morosini, Venetian army general who fought the Ottomans and Doge of Venice (1688-94), dies at 74
  • Jan 7 Charles Gerard, 1st Earl of Macclesfield, English general (bc. 1618)
  • Feb 1 Jean Louis d'Elderen, 63rd prince-bishop of Luik (1688-94), dies at 73
  • Feb 4 Nataliya Kyrillovna Naryshkina, Tsaritsa of Russia (b. 1651)

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