1698 in History
January 7 Russian Czar Peter the Great departs Netherlands to England
August 18 Russian czar Peter the Great arrives in Zaandam
August 19 Russian czar Peter the Great begins term
August 25 Czar Peter the Great returns to Moscow after trip through West-Europe
September 5 Russia's Peter the Great imposes a tax on beards
October 11 France, England and Netherlands signs 1st Extermination treaty
November 14 Spanish king Carlos appoints grandson prince Jozef Ferdinand as heir