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1698 (MDCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar, the 1698th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 698th year of the 2nd millennium, the 98th year of the 17th century, and the 9th year of the 1690s decade. As of the start of 1698, the Gregorian calendar was 10 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
1698 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1698
Ab urbe condita2451
Armenian calendar1147
Assyrian calendar6448
Balinese saka calendar1619–1620
Bengali calendar1105
Berber calendar2648
English Regnal year10 Will. 3 – 11 Will. 3
Buddhist calendar2242
Burmese calendar1060
Byzantine calendar7206–7207
Chinese calendar丁丑年 (Fire Ox)
4394 or 4334
    — to —
戊寅年 (Earth Tiger)
4395 or 4335
Coptic calendar1414–1415
Discordian calendar2864
Ethiopian calendar1690–1691
Hebrew calendar5458–5459
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1754–1755
 - Shaka Samvat1619–1620
 - Kali Yuga4798–4799
Holocene calendar11698
Igbo calendar698–699
Iranian calendar1076–1077
Islamic calendar1109–1110
Japanese calendarGenroku 11
Javanese calendar1621–1622
Julian calendarGregorian minus 10 days
Korean calendar4031
Minguo calendar214 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar230
Thai solar calendar2240–2241
Tibetan calendar阴火牛年
(female Fire-Ox)
1824 or 1443 or 671
    — to —
(male Earth-Tiger)
1825 or 1444 or 672
January 4: The Palace of Whitehall is destroyed by fire.




  • April 1 – Scottish pirate Captain Kidd, and his crew arrive at Île Sainte-Marie off of the coast of Madagascar in Kidd's Adventure Galley and bringing with them the cargo of the captured ships Quedagh Merchant and Rouparelle. Upon arrival, all but 13 of Kidd's crew desert to work for another pirate, Robert Culliford. The Adventure Galley, which is leaking and falling apart, sinks and the Rouparelle is sunk by the deserters. Kidd and his 13 henchmen depart on Quedah Merchant.
  • May 1 – The Banishment Act of 1697 goes into effect for Roman Catholic church officials in Ireland, having been the deadline for all "popish archbishops, bishops, vicars general, deans, jesuits, monks, friars, and other regular popish clergy" to have reported to Irish ports for deportation. Re-entry to Ireland after May 4, 1698, is a criminal offense with a penalty of 12 months imprisonment and expulsion, while a second re-entry is punishable by death as treason.
  • May 4 – At the imperial capital at Inwa, Sanay Min of the Toungoo dynasty becomes the new King of Burma upon the death of his father, Minye Kyawhtin.
  • June 21John Churchill, Earl of Marlborough is reinstated in the English Army, after a period in disgrace, with readmission to the Privy Council by King William III. On July 26, he is selected as one of the Lords Justice. [3]
  • June 24 – The Trade with Africa Act 1697 goes into effect in the British Empire, ending the monopoly of the Royal African Company in the African slave trade by opening trade to any English merchants who pay a 10 percent fee to the company.



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