1688

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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 16th century17th century18th century
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1688 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1688
MDCLXXXVIII
Ab urbe condita 2441
Armenian calendar 1137
ԹՎ ՌՃԼԷ
Assyrian calendar 6438
Bahá'í calendar -156–-155
Bengali calendar 1095
Berber calendar 2638
English Regnal year Ja. 2 – 1 Will. & Mar.
Buddhist calendar 2232
Burmese calendar 1050
Byzantine calendar 7196–7197
Chinese calendar 丁卯年十一月廿八日
(4324/4384-11-28)
— to —
戊辰年十二月初九日
(4325/4385-12-9)
Coptic calendar 1404–1405
Ethiopian calendar 1680–1681
Hebrew calendar 5448–5449
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1744–1745
 - Shaka Samvat 1610–1611
 - Kali Yuga 4789–4790
Holocene calendar 11688
Iranian calendar 1066–1067
Islamic calendar 1099–1100
Japanese calendar Jōkyō 5Genroku 1
(元禄元年)
Korean calendar 4021
Minguo calendar 224 before ROC
民前224年
Thai solar calendar 2231

Year 1688 was a leap year that started on a Thursday when using the Gregorian calendar.

Events[change | change source]

Undated[change | change source]

  • Austria occupies Belgrade.
  • Francesco Morosini becomes Doge of Venice.
  • Fire destroys Bungay in England.
  • Ottoman Turks besiege Vienna.
  • Neuruppin becomes a Prussian garrison town.
  • Antonio Verrio begins work on the Heaven Room at Burghley House.
  • Janez Vajkard Valvasor becomes a member of the Royal Society.
  • The Austrians incite a rebellion against the Ottomans in Bulgaria.

Births[change | change source]

for more information, see Category:1688 births.
  • January 18 – Lionel Cranfield Sackville, 1st Duke of Dorset, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (died 1765)
  • January 29 – Emanuel Swedenborg Swedish scientist, philosopher, and theologian (died 1772)
  • February 2 – Queen Ulrike Eleonora of Sweden (died 1741)
  • February 4 – Pierre de Marivaux, French playwright (died 1763)
  • March – William Burnet, British colonial administrator (died 1729)
  • April 4 – Joseph-Nicolas Delisle, French astronomer (died 1768)
  • April 15 – Johann Friedrich Fasch, German composer (died 1758)
  • May 22 – Alexander Pope, English poet (died 1744)
  • June 10 – James Francis Edward Stuart, "The Old Pretender" (died 1766)
  • July 19 – Giuseppe Castiglione, Italian missionary to China (died 1766)
  • August 14 – King Frederick William I of Prussia (died 1740)
  • September 12 – Ferdinand Brokoff, Czech sculptor (died 1731)
  • October 17 – Domenico Zipoli, Italian composer (died 1726)
  • October 22 – Nadir Shah of Persia (died 1747)
  • Date Unknown – Charles Rivington, English publisher (died 1742)

Deaths[change | change source]

for more information, see Category:1688 deaths.