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  • Stadhouder Prins Willem IIIStadhouder Prins Willem III (Huis van Oranje) was from 1672 till 1702 sovereign of the Netherlands (also known as Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden)
  • Most of the Palace of Whitehall in London, the main residence of the English monarchs, is destroyed by fire.
  • In an effort to move his people away from archaic customs, Tsar Peter I of Russia imposes a tax on beards.
  • The Darien scheme begins with five ships, bearing about 1,200 people, departing Leith for the Isthmus of Panama.

Source: Delpher (Koninklijke Bibliotheek Newspapers from November 22, 1698 at Delpher

Born on November 22
Died on November 22

Names that were popular for boys in 1698
  • Jan
  • Cornelis
  • Joannes
  • Pieter
  • Johannes
  • Jacob
  • Petrus
  • Willem
  • Johann
  • Hendrik
  • Jean
  • Gerrit
  • Jacobus
  • Dirk
  • Pierre
Names that were popular for girls in 1698
  • Maria
  • Anna
  • Marie
  • Catharina
  • Joanna
  • Cornelia
  • Elisabeth
  • Neeltje
  • Trijntje
  • Johanna
  • Jannetje
  • Adriana
  • Aaltje
  • Anne
  • Grietje