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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1696 AD

January

January 31: Revolt of undertakers after funeral reforms (Amsterdam)

February

February 27: English / Welsh nobles lay down Oath of Assn

March

March 7: English king Willem III departs Netherlands

May

May 31: John Salomonsz elected chief of Saint-Eustatius

July

July 18: Czar Peter I's fleet occupies Azov at mouth of Don River
July 28: De Croissy succeeds Le Plectia as French minister of Finance
July 29: French king Louis XIV and Victor Amadeua van Savoye signs peace

August

August 13: State of Drenthe accredits Willem III as mayor

November

November 21: J Vanbrughes "Relapse or Virtue in Danger," premieres in London

December

December 19: Jean-Francois Regnard's "Le Joueur," premieres in Paris
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