1697 1698 1699 - 1700 - 1701 1702 1703
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- January 1 - Russia accepts Julian calendar.
- January 1 - in around this year, Germany and Denmark-Norway adopt the Gregorian calendar, including the convention that New Year's Day is January 1st.
- January 26 - Massive earthquake hits British Columbia.
- February 27 - The island of New Britain is discovered.
- November 20 - Great Northern War: Battle of Narva - King Charles XII of Sweden defeats the army of Tsar Peter the Great at Narva.
- Vietnamese gain control of entire Indochina peninsula.
- The Great Northern War begins when Russia, Denmark and Saxony/Poland make a coordinated attack on Sweden (to 1721).
- Control of Spain passes from the Habsburgs to the Bourbons.
- December 28 - Laurence Hyde, 1st Earl of Rochester appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
- March 1 - Swedish calendar adopted.
- Mission San Xavier del Bac founded in New Spain near Tucson, as a Spanish Roman Catholic mission.
- February 9 - Daniel Bernoulli, mathematician (died 1782)
- May 26 - Nicolaus Ludwig Zinzendorf (died 1760)
- Klemens August of Bavaria (died 1761)
- May 12 - John Dryden, English poet and playwright (born 1631).
- September 15 - Andre Le Notre, French landscape gardener (born 1613).
- September 27 - Pope Innocent XII (born 1615).
- November 1 - Charles II of Spain, last of the Spanish Habsburgs (born 1661).
- Caius Gabriel Cibber, Danish sculptor, emigrated to England, father of Colley Cibber (born 1630).
- Patriarch Adrian of the Russian Orthodox Church, last Patriarch of Moscow until the Russian Revolution.
- Prince William, Duke of Gloucester, son of Princess Anne, two years before she became Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland (born 1689).
- Artus Quellinues de Jonge, Dutch sculptor (born 1625).af:1700
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