Decades: 1640s 1650s 1660s 1670s 1680s - 1690s - 1700s 1710s 1720s 1730s 1740s
Years: 1688 1689 1690 1691 1692 - 1693 - 1694 1695 1696 1697 1698
Academia operosorum Labacensis established in Ljubljana, Slovenia
College of William and Mary founded in Williamsburg, Virginia
January 11 - Eruption of Mt. Etna.
February 8 - The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia is granted a charter.
July 29 - The Battle of Landen
February 7 - Princess Anna Ivanova Romanov later Empress Anna I of Russia
April 3 - George Edwards, naturalist († 1773)
September - Janez Vajkard Valvasor, Slovenian nobleman and polymath