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.

Know what happened in 1697:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
05 September War of the Grand Alliance-A French warship captured YorkFactory, a trading post of the Hudson's Bay Company in present-dayManitoba, Canada.
20 September The Treaty of Ryswick was signed between France and the GrandAlliance, ending the Nine Years' War.
08 January Scottish student Thomas Aikenhead became the last person inBritain to be executed for blasphemy.
13 MarchNojpetén, capital of the Itza Maya kingdom, fell to Spanish conquistadors, the final step in the Spanish conquest of Guatemala.
05 SeptemberWar of the Grand Alliance-A French warship captured York Factory, a trading post of the Hudson's Bay Company in present-day Manitoba, Canada.
07 MayStockholm's royal castle, dating back to the 13th century, wasdestroyed in a huge fire; the blueprint for the current royal palace waspresented only a couple of weeks later.
13 MarchNojpetén, capital of the Itza Maya kingdom, fell to Spanishconquistadors, the final step in the Spanish conquest of Guatemala.


List of 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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