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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 16th century17th century18th century
Decades: 1650s  1660s  1670s  – 1680s –  1690s  1700s  1710s
Years: 1685 1686 168716881689 1690 1691

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Year 1688 was a leap year that started on a Thursday when using the Gregorian calendar.

Events

Undated

  • Austria occupies Belgrade.
  • Francesco Morosini becomes Doge of Venice.
  • Fire destroys Bungay in England.
  • Ottoman Turks besiege Vienna.
  • Neuruppin becomes a Prussian garrison town.
  • Antonio Verrio begins work on the Heaven Room at Burghley House.
  • Janez Vajkard Valvasor becomes a member of the Royal Society.
  • The Austrians incite a rebellion against the Ottomans in Bulgaria.

Births

for more information, see Category:1688 births.
  • January 18 – Lionel Cranfield Sackville, 1st Duke of Dorset, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (died 1765)
  • January 29 – Emanuel Swedenborg Swedish scientist, philosopher, and theologian (died 1772)
  • February 2 – Queen Ulrike Eleonora of Sweden (died 1741)
  • February 4 – Pierre de Marivaux, French playwright (died 1763)
  • March – William Burnet, British colonial administrator (died 1729)
  • April 4 – Joseph-Nicolas Delisle, French astronomer (died 1768)
  • April 15 – Johann Friedrich Fasch, German composer (died 1758)
  • May 22 – Alexander Pope, English poet (died 1744)
  • June 10 – James Francis Edward Stuart, "The Old Pretender" (died 1766)
  • July 19 – Giuseppe Castiglione, Italian missionary to China (died 1766)
  • August 14 – King Frederick William I of Prussia (died 1740)
  • September 12 – Ferdinand Brokoff, Czech sculptor (died 1731)
  • October 17 – Domenico Zipoli, Italian composer (died 1726)
  • October 22 – Nadir Shah of Persia (died 1747)
  • Date Unknown – Charles Rivington, English publisher (died 1742)

Deaths

for more information, see Category:1688 deaths.