|Centuries:||16th century – 17th century – 18th century|
|Decades:||1660s 1670s 1680s – 1690s – 1700s 1710s 1720s|
|Years:||1690 1691 1692 – 1693 – 1694 1695 1696|
1693 was a common year which started on a Thursday.
Events[change | change source]
- January 11 – 1693 Sicily earthquake: Mount Etna erupts, causing a devastating earthquake that affects parts of Sicily and Malta.
- February 8 – The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, is granted a Royal charter from King William III and Queen Mary II of England.
Religion[change | change source]
- Some members of the Anabaptist movement in Switzerland splits from the group to start the Amish.
Births[change | change source]
- February 7 – Empress Anna I of Russia (d. 1740)
- March 7 – Pope Clement XIII (d. 1769)
- March 24 – John Harrison, English clockmaker (d. 1776)