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

Events in year of 1698

  • 01-07Russian Czar Peter the Great departs Netherlands to England
  • 08-18Russian Czar Peter the Great arrives in Zaandam
  • 08-19Russian Czar Peter the Great begins term
  • 08-25Czar Peter the Great returns to Moscow after trip through West-Europe
  • 10-11France, England and Netherlands signs 1st Extermination treaty
  • 11-14Spanish King Carlos appoints grandson Prince Jozef Ferdinand as heir

People born in year of 1698

  • 02-16Pierre Bouguer: French mathematician (heliometer)
  • 03-06John Alberti: Dutch theologist / philologist
  • 03-10Gaetano Maria Schiassi: Composer
  • 04-05Georg Gottfried Wagner: Composer
  • 09-28Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis: France -- Mathematician / astronomer
  • 10-07Henri Madin: Composer
  • 10-22Nicola Bonifacio Logroscino: Composer
  • 10-23Ange-Jacques Gabriel: French court architect (Palace de la Concorde)
  • 12-25Jacobus Houbraken: Dutch engraver / illustrator

People died in year of 1698

  • 06-11Balthasar Bekker: Frisian Theologist (Enchanted World), dies at 64
  • 07-16Cristoph Kaldenbach: Composer, dies at 84
  • 09-02Justus Vingboons: Architect, buried