Events in year of 1694

  • 04-10Duke Victor Amadeus of Savoye attacks Casale
  • 04-27Frederik August I "the Strong" becomes Monarch of Saksen
  • 06-07English invasion army under Thomas Talmash reaches Brest
  • 06-08English troop landing at Brest attack (300 killed)
  • 06-29Dutch fleet attacks French grain transports
  • 07-27Bank of England granted 12 year charter by Act of Parliament
  • 09-27Hurricane hits Carlisle Bay Barbados; 27 British ships sink and 3,000 die
  • 12-03English parliamentary election set for every 3 years
  • 12-20Frederik van Brandenburg flees Schweiben

People born in year of 1694

  • 01-30Joseph Joachim Benedict Munster: Composer
  • 04-07Coelestin Praelisauer: Composer
  • 06-04Francois Quesnay: French personal Physician of Louis XIV
  • 06-20Hans A Brorson: Danish poet / Bishop of Ribe
  • 07-11Charles-Antoine Coypel: French carpet designer
  • 07-26Johann Samuel Endler: Composer
  • 08-05Leonardo Ortensio Salvatore de Leo: Composer
  • 09-05Frantisek Antonin Mica: Composer
  • 09-22Lord Chesterfield: Letter writer; introduced Gregorian calendar (1752)
  • 10-26Johan Helmich Roman: Finnish / Swedish composer / conductor / violinist
  • 11-10Jean-Laurent Krafft: Composer
  • 11-21Voltaire [Francois-Marie Arouet]: France -- Thinker (Candide)
  • 12-28Ceslav Vanura: Composer

People died in year of 1694

  • 01-06Francesco Morosini: Italian army General
  • 02-01John L baron van Elderen: 63rd Bishop of Liege (1688-94), dies at 73
  • 04-03Ferdinand van Apshoven de Jongere: Flemish painter, buried at 64
  • 04-27Johan Georg IV: Elector of Saxony (1691-94), dies at 25
  • 07-07Dokusho: Zen teacher, Obaku line
  • 08-08Antoine Arnauld [le grand Arnauld]: French lawyer / theology, dies at 82
  • 09-23Francesco Passarini: Composer, dies at 57
  • 09-28Mouton: Mathematician
  • 10-12Matsuo Basho: Greatest Japanese haiku poet
  • 10-16Samuel Freiherr von Pufendorf: German lawyer, dies at 62
  • 11-08Ulrik Huber: Frisian lawyer / law Historian / polemist, dies at 58
  • 11-30Marcello Malpighi: Father of microscopic anatomy

Events in year of 1695

  • 01-13Jonathan Swift ordained an Anglican priest in Ireland
  • 05-12English King Willem III departs to the Netherlands
  • 08-04French garrison of surrenders to Willem III
  • 08-11English and Dutch fleet capture Dunkerk
  • 09-01Dutch / English army under King Willem III occupies Names
  • 09-04French garrison of castle Names surrenders for Willem III
  • 09-12New York Jews petition Governor Dongan for religious liberties
  • 10-10King Willem III escapes South Netherlands, back to England

People born in year of 1695

  • 01-06Giuseppe Sammartini: Composer
  • 01-09John E Loovens: Lawyer
  • 02-06Andre Cheron: Composer
  • 04-10Balthazar Huydecoper: Dutch translator / historian
  • 04-12Caspar Burman: Historian / Mayor (Utrecht, Netherlands)
  • 06-05Johann Conrad Schlaun: German barok architect
  • 06-06Adriaen Valckenier: Governor-General of the Netherlands Indies (1737-41), killed 8,000 Chinese
  • 09-03Pietro Antonio Locatelli: Italian violinist / composer

People died in year of 1695

  • 01-04Duke of Luxembourg: Luxembourg / French marshal
  • 02-06Ahmed II: 21st Sultan of Turkey (1691-95)
  • 04-03Melchior de Hondecoeter: Dutch still life painter, dies at about 58
  • 04-05George Savile: 1st Marquis of Halifax, dies at 61
  • 04-20Georg Caspar Weckler: Composer, dies at 63
  • 04-23Henry Vaughan: Poet (Silex Scintillans), dies at 72
  • 05-17Cornelis de Heem: Painter
  • 06-08Christian Huygens: Inventor / astronomer (ring of Saturn), dies at 66
  • 07-08Christiaen Huygens: Inventor / astronomer, dies at 66
  • 07-18Joannes Camphuys: Governor-General of Dutch-Indies, dies at 61
  • 11-21Henry Purcell: English Composer (Indian Queen), dies at 36
  • 11-28Giovanni Paulo Colonna: Composer, dies at 58