Year 1695 in History

Events in History

  • 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.
  • 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 Bombardment of Brussels begins by French army of Louis XIV, the Grand-Place and much of the city is destroyed during the Nine Year's War
  • 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
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Historical Figures Born in 1695

  • Feb 2 Fran├žois de Chevert, French general (d. 1769)
  • Feb 2 William Borlase, English naturalist (d. 1772)
  • 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)

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