Decades: 1650s 1660s 1670s 1680s 1690s - 1700s - 1710s 1720s 1730s 1740s 1750s
Years: 1695 1696 1697 1698 1699 - 1700 - 1701 1702 1703 1704 1705
January 1 - Russia accepts Julian calendar.
January 1 - in around this year, Germany and Denmark-Norway adopt the Gregorian calendar, including the convention that New Year's Day is January 1st.
January 26 - Massive earthquake hits British Columbia.
February 27 - The island of New Britain is discovered.
November 20 - Great Northern War: Battle of Narva - King Charles XII of Sweden defeats the army of Tsar Peter the Great at Narva.
Vietnamese gain control of entire Indochina peninsula.
The Great Northern War begins when Russia, Denmark and Saxony/Poland make a coordinated attack on Sweden (to 1721)
Control of Spain passes from the Habsburgs to the Bourbonss
February 9 - Daniel Bernoulli, mathematician
May 26 - Nicolaus Ludwig Zinzendorf (+ 1760)
Klemens August of Bavaria
John Dryden, English poet and playwright
Charles II of Spain, last of the Spanish Habsburgs\n