1696 in History
January 31 Revolt of undertakers after funeral reforms (Amsterdam)
February 27 English / Welsh nobles lay down Oath of Assn
March 7 English king Willem III departs Netherlands
May 31 John Salomonsz elected chief of Saint-Eustatius
July 18 Czar Peter I's fleet occupies Azov at mouth of Don River
July 28 De Croissy succeeds Le Plectia as French minister of Finance
July 29 French king Louis XIV and Victor Amadeua van Savoye signs peace
August 13 State of Drenthe accredits Willem III as mayor
November 21 J Vanbrughes "Relapse or Virtue in Danger," premieres in London
December 19 Jean-Francois Regnard's "Le Joueur," premieres in Paris