1696 (MDCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar, the 1696th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 696th year of the 2nd millennium, the 96th year of the 17th century, and the 7th year of the 1690s decade. As of the start of 1696, the Gregorian calendar was 10 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
1696 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1696
Ab urbe condita2449
Armenian calendar1145
Assyrian calendar6446
Balinese saka calendar1617–1618
Bengali calendar1103
Berber calendar2646
English Regnal yearWill. 3 – 9 Will. 3
Buddhist calendar2240
Burmese calendar1058
Byzantine calendar7204–7205
Chinese calendar乙亥(Wood Pig)
4392 or 4332
    — to —
丙子年 (Fire Rat)
4393 or 4333
Coptic calendar1412–1413
Discordian calendar2862
Ethiopian calendar1688–1689
Hebrew calendar5456–5457
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1752–1753
 - Shaka Samvat1617–1618
 - Kali Yuga4796–4797
Holocene calendar11696
Igbo calendar696–697
Iranian calendar1074–1075
Islamic calendar1107–1108
Japanese calendarGenroku 9
Javanese calendar1619–1620
Julian calendarGregorian minus 10 days
Korean calendar4029
Minguo calendar216 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar228
Thai solar calendar2238–2239
Tibetan calendar阴木猪年
(female Wood-Pig)
1822 or 1441 or 669
    — to —
(male Fire-Rat)
1823 or 1442 or 670




Date unknown




  1. ^ Schiavone, Michael J. (2009). Dictionary of Maltese Biographies Vol. II G-Z. Pietà: Pubblikazzjonijiet Indipendenza. p. 1711. ISBN 9789993291329.
1696 in Denmark

Events from the year 1696 in Denmark

1696 in England

Events from the year 1696 in England.

1696 in France

Events from the year 1696 in France

1696 in India

Events in the year 1696 in India.

1696 in Ireland

Events from the year 1696 in Ireland.

1696 in Norway

Events in the year 1696 in Norway.

1696 in Scotland

Events from the year 1696 in the Kingdom of Scotland.

1696 in Sweden

Events from the year 1696 in Sweden

Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria (1684–1696)

Maria Theresa of Austria (22 August 1684 – 28 September 1696) was a daughter of Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor and his third wife Eleonore Magdalene of the Palatinate.

Azov campaigns (1695–96)

The Azov campaigns of 1695–96 (Russian: Азо́вские похо́ды, Azovskiye Pokhody), were two Russian military campaigns during the Russo-Turkish War of 1686–1700, led by Peter the Great and aimed at capturing the Turkish fortress of Azov (garrison - 7,000 men), which had been blocking Russia's access to the Azov Sea and the Black Sea. Since the Crimean campaigns of 1687 and 1689 had failed because of the difficulty of moving a large army across the steppe, Peter decided to try a river approach.

Battle of Andros (1696)

The Battle of Andros took place on 22 August 1696 southeast of the Greek island of Andros between the fleets of the Republic of Venice and the Papal States under Bartolomeo Contarini on the one side and the Ottoman Navy, under Mezzo Morto Hüseyin Pasha, and allied Barbary forces on the other. The encounter was indecisive, and no vessels were lost on either side.

Battle of Cenei

The Battle of Cenei (1696) was a battle in the Banat of Temeswar (Timișoara/Temeshvar) between the Ottoman Empire and the Habsburg Empire. The Ottomans were victorious. The Habsburg army numbered at most 40,000 infantry and 20,000 cavalry. The Ottoman army was led by Sultan Mustafa II. The Habsburg troops were led by Frederick August I of Saxony.

Battle of Ulaş

The Battle of Ulaş (1696) (also Ólas, Olash, Olasch, Olaschin) or Battle at the Bega River was a battle near the Bega River between the army of the Ottoman Empire under command of Mustafa II and the forces of the Habsburg Empire under command of Augustus II the Strong.

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Italian pronunciation: [dʒoˈvanni batˈtista ˈtjɛːpolo]; March 5, 1696 – March 27, 1770), also known as Gianbattista or Giambattista Tiepolo, was an Italian painter and printmaker from the Republic of Venice who painted in the "Rococo" style. He was prolific, and worked not only in Italy, but also in Germany and Spain.

Giovan Battista Tiepolo, together with Giambattista Pittoni, Canaletto, Giovan Battista Piazzetta, Giuseppe Maria Crespi and Francesco Guardi are considered the traditional Old Masters of that period.

Successful from the beginning of his career, he has been described by Michael Levey as "the greatest decorative painter of eighteenth-century Europe, as well as its most able craftsman."

HMS Guernsey (1696)

HMS Guernsey was a 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched at Blackwall Yard in 1696.She was rebuilt according to the 1706 Establishment at Woolwich Dockyard, and was relaunched on 24 October 1717. On 23 February 1737 orders were issued for Guernsey to be taken to pieces and rebuilt at Chatham to the 1733 proposals of the 1719 Establishment. She was relaunched on 11 August 1740, and remained in active service until 1769 when she was hulked.Guernsey was sold out of the navy in 1786.

John Thomas (bishop of Winchester)

John Thomas (17 August 1696 – 1 May 1781) was an English bishop.

He was educated at Charterhouse School and Christ Church, Oxford, where he graduated M.A. in 1719 and became Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford in 1720.He became Bishop of Peterborough in 1747, and was made preceptor to the future George III, then Prince of Wales, in 1752. In 1757 be became Bishop of Salisbury, and in 1761 Bishop of Winchester.

List of Fellows of the Royal Society elected in 1696

This is a list of Fellows of the Royal Society elected in 1696.

Mariana, Minas Gerais

Mariana is the oldest city in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. It is a tourist city, founded on July 16, 1696, and retains the characteristics of a baroque city, with its churches, buildings and museums. It was the first capital of Minas Gerais.

It has an area of 1,194.208 square kilometres (461.086 sq mi).The municipality contains a very small part of the 31,270 hectares (77,300 acres) of Serra do Gandarela National Park, created in 2014.In 2015 it suffered a major dam disaster.

St. Florian's Church (Ljubljana)

St. Florian's Church (Slovene: Cerkev svetega Florijana, Šentflorjanska cerkev) is a Roman Catholic church at Upper Square (Gornji trg) in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. It was completed in 1696. It is a local church that belongs to St. James's Parish.

This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by authors (here).
Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license; additional terms may apply.
Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.