1697 events in history

Jan 8 Last execution for blasphemy in Britain; of Thomas Aikenhead, student, at Edinburgh
Mar 13 Nojpetén, capital of the Itza Maya kingdom, fell to Spanish conquistadors, the final step in the Spanish conquest of Guatemala
May 7 Stockholm's royal castle (dating back to medieval times) is destroyed by fire. It is replaced by the current Royal Palace in the eighteenth century
Sep 5 War of the Grand Alliance : A French warship commanded by Captain Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville defeated an English squadron at the Battle of Hudson's Bay
Sep 11 Battle of Zenta
Sep 20 The Treaty of Ryswick is signed by France, England, Spain, the Holy Roman Empire and the Dutch Republic ending the Nine Years' War (1688–97)
Nov 9 Pope Innocent XII founds the city of Cervia
Dec 2 St Paul's Cathedral is consecrated in London