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Events in 1698
|7 January:|| ||Russian czar Peter the Great sets sail from the Dutch coast to England in his European voyage.|
|11 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 10 days.|
|11 February:|| ||At this Chinese New Year the Ox makes room for the Year of the Tiger.|
|3 March:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1109 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|26 March:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|2 April:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|20 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|8 June:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|9 June:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|6 Augustus:|| ||Nader Shah, founder of the Afsharid dynasty in Iran, is born into a semi-nomadic Shia Islamic Qizilbash tribe in northern Persia, perhaps in 1688.|
|15 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1698
Giandomenico Cassini, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, John Locke, Robert Hooke, Jan van der Heyden, Louis XIV, André Charles Boulle, Isaac Newton, Gottfried Leibniz, Grinling Gibbons, William III, Edmond Halley, Jacob Roggeveen, Jonathan Swift, Herman Boerhaave, Peter the Great, Antonio Vivaldi, Vitus Bering, Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Friedrich Händel, Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, Hans Egede, Charles-Louis de Secondat and Voltaire celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1698 was a common year starting on a Wednesday, just like 1603, 1614, 1625, 1631, 1642, 1653, 1659, 1670, 1681 and 1687 in the century before it and 1710, 1721, 1727, 1738, 1749, 1755, 1766, 1777, 1783 and 1794 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2013 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1698 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 19 May 2013.