1688

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1688 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1688
MDCLXXXVIII
Ab urbe condita 2441
Armenian calendar 1137
ԹՎ ՌՃԼԷ
Assyrian calendar 6438
Balinese saka calendar 1609–1610
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(Fire Rabbit)
4384 or 4324
    — to —
戊辰年 (Earth Dragon)
4385 or 4325
Coptic calendar 1404–1405
Discordian calendar 2854
Ethiopian calendar 1680–1681
Hebrew calendar 5448–5449
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1744–1745
 - Shaka Samvat 1609–1610
 - Kali Yuga 4788–4789
Holocene calendar 11688
Igbo calendar 688–689
Iranian calendar 1066–1067
Islamic calendar 1099–1100
Japanese calendar Jōkyō 5 / Genroku 1
(元禄元年)
Javanese calendar 1611–1612
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 10 days
Korean calendar 4021
Minguo calendar 224 before ROC
民前224年
Nanakshahi calendar 220
Thai solar calendar 2230–2231
Tibetan calendar 阴火兔年
(female Fire-Rabbit)
1814 or 1433 or 661
    — to —
阳土龙年
(male Earth-Dragon)
1815 or 1434 or 662

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.