On This Day

1695 in History

Events in History

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Jan 13 Jonathan Swift ordained an Anglican priest in Ireland

Author, Poet and Satirist Jonathan Swift
Author, Poet and Satirist
Jonathan Swift
  • Jan 27 Mustafa II becomes the Ottoman sultan in Istanbul on the death of Ahmed II. Mustafa rules until his death in 1703.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 12 English King William III departs to Netherlands

King of England William III
King of England
William III
  • 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
  • Oct 10 King Willem III escapes South Netherlands, back to England
  • Nov 20 Zumbi, the last King of the Quilombo dos Palmares in early Brazil and ex-slave, is executed and decapitated, his head displayed on a pike to dispel any legends of his immortality
  • Dec 31 A window tax is imposed in England, causing many shopkeepers to brick up their windows to avoid the tax.

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 9 John E Loovens, lawyer
  • Feb 2 William Borlase, English naturalist (d. 1772)
  • Feb 2 François de Chevert, French general (d. 1769)
  • Feb 6 Nicolaus II Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician, born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1726)
  • Mar 17 Antoine Court, French minister and itinerant preacher in the Reformed church who restored Protestantism to France, born in Villeneuve-de-Berg, France (d. 1760)
  • Apr 8 Johann Christian Gunther, German poet, born in Striegau, Silesia (d. 1723)
  • Apr 10 Balthazar Huydecoper, Dutch translator and historian, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1778)
  • Apr 12 Caspar Burman, Dutch historian and Mayor of Utrecht, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1755)
  • May 2 Giovanni Niccolò Servandoni, Italian-French architect, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1766)
  • May 3 Henri Pitot, Italian-French engineer, born in Aramon, France (d. 1771)
  • Jun 5 Johann Conrad Schlaun, German baroque architect (Schloss Münster), born in Nörde, Warburg, Germany (d. 1773)
  • Jun 6 Adriaen Valckenier, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (1737-41), born in Amsterdam, Dutch Republic (d. 1751)
  • Sep 5 Carl Gustaf Tessin, Swedish politician, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1770)
  • Sep 21 John Glas, Scottish Presbyterian clergyman (started Glasite church movement), born in Auchtermuchty, Fife, Scotland (d. 1773)
  • Nov 10 John Bevis, English physician and astronomer (discovered Crab Nebula), born in Old Sarum, Wiltshire (d. 1771)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 4 Duke of Luxembourg, Luxembourg/French marshal, dies
  • Jan 7 Mary II Stuart, queen of England, dies at 32 [OS=Dec 28 1694]
  • Feb 6 Ahmed II, 21st Sultan of Turkey (1691-95), dies at 51
  • Mar 5 Henry Wharton, English writer (b. 1664)
  • Apr 3 Melchior de Hondecoeter, Dutch still life painter, dies at about 58
  • Apr 5 George Savile, 1st marquis of Halifax and author (Character of a Trimmer), dies at 61
  • Apr 13 Jean de la Fontaine, French poet (Fables), dies at 73
  • Apr 23 Henry Vaughan, English poet (Silex Scintillans), dies at 72
  • Apr 27 Juana Inés de la Cruz, Mexican philosopher & poet, dies at 44

Person of interestJohn Trenchard

Apr 27 John Trenchard, English radical Whig politician and statesman, dies at 46

English Politician John Trenchard
English Politician
John Trenchard
  • May 17 Cornelis de Heem, Dutch painter, dies
  • Jun 11 André Félibien, French architect (b. 1619)
  • Jul 8 Christiaan Huygens, Dutch mathematician, astronomer (discovered Saturn's rings) and scientist (dynamics), dies at 66
  • Jul 18 Johannes Camphuys, Governor-General of Dutch-Indies (1684-91), dies at 61
  • Aug 6 François de Harlay de Champvallon, Archbishop of Paris, dies at 69
  • Sep 12 Jacob Abendana, Spanish scholar (b. 1630)
  • Nov 16 Pierre Nicole, French philosopher (b. 1625)
  • Nov 28 Anthony Wood, English antiquarian, dies at 62
  • Nov 29 James Dalrymple, 1st Viscount Stair, Scottish lawyer and statesman (b. 1619)
  • Dec 8 Barthélemy d'Herbelot de Molainville, French orientalist, dies at 69