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First performance of Racine's tragedy, Phèdre.
Sarah Churchill marries John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough.
Battle of Cassel, Philippe of Orleans defeats William of Orange.
Mary II of England marries William of Orange.
English Statute of frauds is passed into law.
Battle of Landskrona.
Elias Ashmole gifts the collection that begins the Ashmolean Museum to Oxford University.
Francis Aungier is made the first Earl of Longford.
Michel le Tellier becomes chancellor of France.
Sir John Chardin returns to Europe from his travels in Persia.
Second London Baptist Confession written, was be published in 1689.
Charles II of England makes Henry Purcell court musician.
War between Russia and Turkey.
Jules Hardouin-Mansart begins la place Vendôme in Paris (completed in 1698).
Antoni van Leeuwenhoek observes spermatozoa under the microscope.
The Swedes defeat the Danes, at Rostock and at Landström.
Population of Paris first exceeds 500,000, and ice cream becomes popular.

Stanislaus I of Poland.

Isaac Barrow, English mathematician.
Fabian von Fersen, Swedish soldier.
Matthew Locke, composer, in August.
Gilbert Sheldon, Archbishop of Canterbury.
Baruch Spinoza, Dutch philosopher.
Duke William Louis of Württemberg.
Thomas Wriothesley, Earl of Southampton.
Mathieu Le Nain, French painter.

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