1698 in History – What happened in year 1698

In history, year 1698 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 1698.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1698:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
04 januaryMost of London's Palace of Whitehall, the main residence of the English monarchs dating from 1530, was destroyed by fire.
03 JanuaryItalian writer and poet Peter Metaz Tazio was born.
17 FebruaryAurangzeb captured the fort of Jinji after an eight-year siege.


Famous birthdays in the year 1698:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 January Pietro Metastasio / Poet / Italy
08 SeptemberFrançois Francoeur / Violinist / France
16 February Pierre Bouguer / Mathematician / France
17 JulyPierre Louis Maupertuis / Philosopher / France
22 NovemberPierre de Rigaud / Politician / United States of America
23 OctoberAnge-Jacques Gabriel / Architect / France
24 DecemberWilliam Warburton / Bishop / United Kingdom
26 March Prokop Diviš / Scientist / Czech Republic

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