Year 1696 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 31 Revolt by undertakers after funeral reforms (Amsterdam)
  • Feb 27 English/Welsh nobles lay down Oath of Association
  • Feb 29 English ex-premier Earl Danby accused of corruption
  • Mar 7 English King William III departs Netherlands
  • May 31 John Salomonsz elected chief of Saint-Eustatius
  • Jul 18 Tsar Peter I's fleet occupies Azov at mouth of Don River
  • Jul 28 De Croissy succeeds Le Plectia as French minister of Finance
  • Aug 13 State of Drenthe accredits Willem III as mayor
  • Aug 29 King Louis XIV of France and Victor Amadeus II, Duke of Savoy sign Peace of Turin, a turning point in the War of the League of Augsburg
  • Nov 21 J Vanbrughe's "Relapse or Virtue in Danger" premieres in London
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Historical Figures Born in 1696

  • Jan 5 Giuseppe Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect & painter, born in Parma, Italy (d. 1757)
  • Mar 5 Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Venetian Rococo painter (Isaac's Sacrifice)
  • Mar 13 Armand de Vignerot du Plessis, French marshal and statesman, 3rd Duke of Richilieu, born in Paris (d. 1788)
  • Jun 11 Francis Edward James Keith, Scottish soldier and Prussian field marshal, born in Inverugie Castle, Scotland (d. 1758)
  • Jun 27 William Pepperrell, British colonial soldier, born in Kittery, Maine (d. 1759)

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Historical Figures Who Died in 1696

  • Jan 11 Charles Albanel, French missionary explorer in Canada (b. 1616)
  • Jan 29 Ivan V, co-tsar of Russia (1682-89), dies at 29
  • Mar 14 Jean Domat, French jurist, dies at 70
  • Mar 18 Robert Charnock, English conspirator
  • Mar 25 Hendrik Casimir II, Dutch Prince of Nassau-Dietz and Stadtholder of Friesland and Groningen (1664-96), dies at 39

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