Events in History in 1695

Religious Leader

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.

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

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 Years' War

  • Sep 1 Dutch/English army under King William 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 William 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.