Events in year of 1696

  • 01-31Revolt of undertakers after funeral reforms (Amsterdam)
  • 02-27English / Welsh nobles lay down Oath of Assn
  • 03-07English King Willem III departs Netherlands
  • 05-31John Salomonsz elected chief of Saint-Eustatius
  • 07-28De Croissy succeeds Le Plectia as French Minister of Finance
  • 07-29French King Louis XIV and Victor Amadeua van Savoye signs peace
  • 08-13State of Drenthe accredits Willem III as mayor
  • 11-21J Vanbrughes "Relapse or Virtue in Danger, " premieres in London

People born in year of 1696

  • 02-10Johann Melchior Molter: Composer
  • 02-17Baron Ernst Gottlieb: Composer
  • 02-29Esprit Joseph Antoine Blanchard: Composer
  • 03-13Louis F A D Duke de Richelieu: French marshal
  • 04-04Giovanni Battista Tiepoldo: Painter
  • 04-16Giovanni Battista Tupolo: Italian painter
  • 05-23Johann Caspar Vogler: Composer
  • 08-02Mahmud I: Sultan of Ottoman (Turkey) (1730-54) / fought Austria and Russia
  • 08-09Jozef Wenceslas: Monarch of Liechtenstein / General
  • 08-12Maurice Greene: Composer
  • 08-31Johann Paul Kunzen: Composer
  • 10-17August III: King of Poland / monarch Frederik August II of Saksen
  • 11-11Andrea Zani: Composer
  • 11-15Gerhardus Havingha: Composer
  • 12-22James Oglethorpe: England, United Kingdom -- General / author / colonizer (Georgia)

People died in year of 1696

  • 01-08Michael de Ronghe: Composer, dies at 75
  • 01-29Ivan V: Co-tsar of Russia (1682-89)
  • 04-21Andres de Sola: Composer, dies at 61
  • 05-24Albertine Agnes: Princess of Orange-Nassau, dies at 62
  • 05-31Heinrich Schwemmer: Composer, dies at 75
  • 06-17Jan III Sobieski: King of Poland (1674-96), dies at 72
  • 06-17Johannes II Sobieski: King of Poland (1674-96)
  • 06-29Michel Lambert: Composer
  • 07-09Waclaw Potocki: Polish Poet (Wojna Chocimska)
  • 09-16Lambert Pietkin: Composer, dies at 83
  • 12-23Johann David Mayer: Composer, dies at 60

Events in year of 1697

  • 02-043 VOC-ships anchor at Dirk-Hartogeiland, Australia
  • 03-09Czar Peter the Great begins tour of West-Europe
  • 03-20Willem de Vlamingh returns to Batavia after exploring "South Land"
  • 03-21Czar Peter the Great begins tour through West-Europe
  • 04-15Charles XII succeeds Charles XI as King of Sweden
  • 05-24English King Willem III travels through Northern Europe
  • 06-02Monarch August van Saksen becomes Catholic
  • 06-27Polish parliament selects monarch August van Saksen as King
  • 09-11Battle at Zenta: Prince Eugen van Savoye beats Turkish superior power
  • 09-17Battle at Zenta: Prince Eugen of Savoye beats Turks
  • 09-20Peace of Saki (ends 9 years war)
  • 10-30Germany signs French / English / Spanish / Netherlands / Brandenburgs peace treaty ending 9 year War
  • 11-10English parliament accept army reduction

People born in year of 1697

  • 01-01Johann Pfeiffer: Composer
  • 01-16Richard Savage: Poet
  • 01-30Johann Joachim Quantz: German royal flautist / composer
  • 02-17Louis-Maurice de La Pierre: Composer
  • 02-24Bernard S Albinus [Weiss]: German surgeon / anatomist
  • 03-09Friederike C Neuber: German actress / author (Allerkostbarste Schatz)
  • 03-30John-Baptist Xavery: Flemish sculptor
  • 04-08Pierre Prowo: Composer
  • 04-16Johann Gottlieb Gorner: Composer
  • 04-23George Baron Anson: British Admiral / explorer
  • 06-04Jacob Israel Emden [Jacob ben Tswi]: German rabbi
  • 06-11Francesco A Vallotti: Italian Organist / composer / theorist
  • 07-10Francois Hanot: Composer
  • 08-06Charles VII: Holy Roman Emperor (1742-45)
  • 09-06Willem Gideon Deutz: Amsterdam regent / banker / Merchant
  • 10-08Cornelis Consolation: Dutch portrait painter (Unseemly Love)
  • 10-18Giovanni Canaletto: Venetian painter (Venicei Regatta on Grand Canal)
  • 11-09Claudio Casciolini: Composer
  • 11-25Gerhard Tersteegen: German evangelist / poet (wrote in blood)
  • 12-05Carlo Arrigoni: Composer
  • 12-05Giuseppe de Majo: Composer

People died in year of 1697

  • 01-06Carlo Mannelli: Composer, dies at 56
  • 02-03Sjoucke Gabbes: Frisian sailor, buried on Dirk-Hartog Island
  • 03-25Hendrik Casimir II: King of Nassau-Dietzstadhouder
  • 03-29Nikolaus Bruhns: Composer
  • 04-05Charles XI: King of Sweden (1660-97), dies at 41
  • 11-02Constantine Huygens, Jr.: Poet / Painter / cartoonist, buried