1695 in history

1695 events chronologically

Jan 27 Mustafa II becomes the Ottoman sultan in Istanbul on the death of Ahmed II. Mustafa rules until his abdication in 1703
Aug 15 French forces end the bombardment of Brussels, leaving a third of the buildings in the city in ruins
Sep 7 Henry Every perpetrates one of the most profitable pirate raids in history with the capture of the Grand Mughal ship Ganj-i-Sawai. In response, Emperor Aurangzeb threatens to end all English trading in India
Nov 20 Zumbi, the last of the leaders of Quilombo dos Palmares in early Brazil, is executed by the forces of Portuguese bandeirante Domingos Jorge Velho
Dec 31 A window tax is imposed in England, causing many householders to brick up windows to avoid the tax

Top 7 most famous people born in 1695

Jan 6 Giuseppe Sammartini an Italian composer and oboist during the late Baroque and early Classical era. Although he was from Milan, most of his professional life was spent in London and with Frederick, the Prince of Wales
Feb 6 Nicolaus II Bernoulli a.k.a. Niklaus Bernoulli, Nikolaus Bernoulli, was a Swiss mathematician as were his father Johann Bernoulli and one of his brothers, Daniel Bernoulli. He was one of the many prominent mathematicians in the Bernoulli family
May 3 Henri Pitot a French hydraulic engineer and the inventor of the pitot tube.
Sep 3 Pietro Locatelli an Italian Baroque composer and violinist.
Sep 5 Carl Gustaf Tessin a Swedish politician and son of architect Nicodemus Tessin the Younger and Hedvig Eleonora Stenbock. He was one of the most brilliant personages of his day, and the most prominent representative of French culture in Sweden. He was also a fine orator
Nov 10 John Bevis an English doctor and astronomer. He is best known for discovering the Crab Nebula in 1731
Dec 29 Jean-Baptiste Pater a French rococo painter.

Top 7 most famous people died in 1695

Feb 6 Ahmed II the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1691 to 1695. Ahmed II was born at Topkapı Palace, Constantinople, the son of Sultan Ibrahim by Valide Sultan Hatice Muazzez, and succeeded his brother Suleiman II in 1691
Apr 5 George Savile 1st Marquess of Halifax an English statesman, writer, and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1660, and in the House of Lords after he was raised to the peerage in 1668.
Apr 13 Jean de La Fontaine the most famous French fabulist and one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century. He is known above all for his Fables, which provided a model for subsequent fabulists across Europe and numerous alternative versions in France, and in French regional languages
Apr 17 Juana Inés de la Cruz Sister Juana Inés de la Cruz, O.S.H. was a self-taught scholar and poet of the Baroque school, and Hieronymite nun of New Spain, known in her lifetime as "The Tenth Muse." Although she lived in a colonial era when Mexico was part of the Spanish Empire, she is considered today both a Mexican writer and a contributor to the Spanish Golden Age, and she stands at the beginning of the history of Mexican literature in the Spanish language
Apr 23 Henry Vaughan a Welsh author, physician and metaphysical poet.
Jul 8 Christiaan Huygens a prominent Dutch mathematician and scientist. He is known particularly as an astronomer, physicist, probabilist and horologist
Nov 21 Henry Purcell an English composer. Although incorporating Italian and French stylistic elements into his compositions, Purcell's legacy was a uniquely English form of Baroque music. He is generally considered to be one of the greatest English composers; no other native-born English composer approached his fame until Edward Elgar