Decades: 1650s 1660s 1670s 1680s 1690s - 1700s - 1710s 1720s 1730s 1740s 1750s
Years: 1698 1699 1700 1701 1702 - 1703 - 1704 1705 1706 1707 1708
Change of emperor of the Ottoman Empire from Mustafa II (1695-1703) to Ahmed III (1703-1730).
February 4 - In Japan the 47 samurai commit seppuku(ritual suicide).
July 31 - Daniel Defoe is placed in a pillory for the crime of seditious libel after publishing a politically satirical pamphlet.
November 27 - The first Eddystone Lighthouse destroyed in storm.
December 27 - Portugal and England sign the Methuen Treaty which gives preference to Portuguese imported wines into England.
October 5 - Jonathan Edwards, Calvinist preacher
March 3 - Robert Hooke, scientist
May 16 - Charles Perrault, French author.
May 26 - Samuel Pepys, English civil servant, famous for his diary\n