1690
William III defeats James II.
Battle of the Boyne.
Calcutta founded.
Steam pump, pistons.
Calico printing.
Teniers the Younger born.

1691
Treaty of Limerick.
Pope Alexander III dies, Pope Innocent XII succeeds.
Robert Boyle dies.
Peter Scheemakers born.

1692
England destroys France Navy.
Wm. III defeated at Steinkirk.
William & Mary College founded.
Greenwich Hospital.
Joseph Butler born.

1693
Carolina divided.
National Debt: England.
Knights of the Apocalypse.

1694
Bank of England.
Queen Mary II dies.
University of Halle.
Salt tax doubled in England.
Voltaire born.

1695
Pendant barometer.
University of Berlin.
Christian Huygens dies.
Epsom salts.
Royal Bank of Scotland.
Henry Purcell dies.

1696
Russia conquers Kamchatka.
Peppermint.
Property insurance.
Gio. Battista Tiepolo born.
Sonata form.

1697
Peter the Great tours Europe.
Treaty of Ryswick.
Whitehall palace burns.
Giovanni Canaletto born.
William Hogarth born.
Spanish destroy Maya.
Perrault: Little Red Riding Hood, Mother Goose.

1698
Goose-stepping, Prussia.
Colonies: paper manufacturing.
Place Vendôme, Paris.
Russia: beard tax.

1699
Fort Maurepas, Louisiana.
Russia: New Year Jan. 1 instead of Sept. 1.
Robert Blair born.
Racine dies.
Jean Chardin born.
Manual on dance notation.