1697 in History – What happened in year 1697

In history, year 1697 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1697.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1697:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
08 januaryScottish student Thomas Aikenhead became the last person in Britain to be executed for blasphemy.
13 marchNojpetén, capital of the Itza Maya kingdom, fell to Spanishconquistadors, the final step in the Spanish conquest of Guatemala.
07 mayStockholm's royal castle, dating back to the 13th century, was destroyed in a huge fire; the blueprint for the current royal palace was presented only a couple of weeks later.
05 septemberWar of the Grand Alliance-A French warship captured YorkFactory, a trading post of the Hudson's Bay Company in present-day Manitoba, Canada.
20 septemberThe Treaty of Ryswick was signed between France and the GrandAlliance, ending the Nine Years' War.


Famous birthdays in the year 1697:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 AprilAntoine François Prévost / Novelist / France
05 DecemberGiuseppe de Majo / Composer / Italy
09 NovemberClaudio Casciolini / Composer / Italy
10 NovemberWilliam Hogarth / Painter / United Kingdom
10 MayJean-Marie Leclair / Violinist / France
11 JuneFrancesco Antonio Vallotti / Composer / Italy
16 AprilJohann Gottlieb Görner / Composer / Germany
26 AprilAdam Falckenhagen / Composer / Germany
30 January Johann Joachim Quantz / Composer / Germany

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