What Happened In History Year 1697
Historical Events for the Year 1697
- 8th January » Last execution for blasphemy in Britain; of Thomas Aikenhead, student, at Edinburgh.
- 13th March » Tayasal known as Nojpetén, capital of the Itza people e.g Itza Maya kingdom, fell to Spanish conquistadors, the final step in the Spanish conquest of Guatemala.
- 11th September » Battle of Zenta.
- 9th November » Pope Innocent XII founds the city of Cervia.
Famous Birthdays in 1697
- 30th January » Johann Joachim Quantz, German flute player and composer (d. 1773)
- 1st April » Antoine François Prévost, French author (d. 1763)
- 16th April » Johann Gottlieb Görner, German organist and composer (d. 1778)
- 26th April » Adam Falckenhagen, German lute player and composer (d. 1754)
- 10th May » Jean-Marie Leclair, French violinist and composer (d. 1764)
- 11th June » Francesco Antonio Vallotti, Italian organist and composer (d. 1780)
- 6th August » Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1745)
- 9th November » Claudio Casciolini, Italian composer (d. 1760)
- 10th November » William Hogarth, English painter, illustrator, and critic (d. 1764)
- 25th November » Maria Karolina Sobieska, Polish daughter of Countess Palatine Hedwig Elisabeth of Neuburg (d. 1740)
- 5th December » Giuseppe de Majo, Italian organist and composer (d. 1771)
Famous Deaths in History for 1697
- 1st January » Filippo Baldinucci, Florentine historian and author (b. 1624)
- 26th January » Georg Mohr, Danish mathematician (b. 1640)
- 28th January » Sir John Fenwick, 3rd Baronet, English politician (b. 1645)
- 1st March » Francesco Redi, Italian physician (b. 1626)
- 19th March » Nicolaus Bruhns, German organist and composer (b. 1665)
- 26th March » Godfrey McCulloch, Scottish politician (b. 1640)
- 27th March » Simon Bradstreet, English-American politician, 20th Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1603)
- 5th April » Charles XI of Sweden (b. 1655)
- 8th April » Niels Juel, Norwegian-Danish admiral (b. 1629)
- 22nd November » Libéral Bruant, French architect, designed Les Invalides (b. 1635)
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