Centuries: 16th century - 17th century - 18th century
Decades: 1640s - 1650s - 1660s - 1670s - 1680s - 1690s - 1700s - 1710s - 1720s - 1730s years - 1740s
Years: 1692 – 1693 – 1694 – 1695 – 1696 – 1697 – 1698 – 1699 – 1700 – 1701 – 1702
Fixed date events
May 7 – The Tre Kronor palace in Stockholm burns down.
June 30 – The Hegyalja kuruc uprising led by Hungarian insurgent leader Ferenc Tokaji breaks out. (The grand plan collapsed in a matter of weeks, and the uprising - due to its isolation - was quickly put down by the imperial military.)
September 11 – Jenő of Savoy defeats the Turks at Zenta.
Events of undetermined date
beginning of summer - Sándor Károlyi, the county chief of Szatmár, captures Kis Albert and Tamás Esze, who were organizing in Hegyalja.
Themes of the year
1697 in literature
Bianchi's work on ancient symbols is published in Rome, in which Europe learns for the first time about the artistic relics of Mesopotamia, namely a late Babylonian seal cylinder. (see Art of Mesopotamia)
1697 in science
January 30 – Johann Joachim Quantz, composer, flutist. II. Flute teacher of King Frederick of Prussia († 1773)
October 7 – Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canale), Italian painter († 1768)
November 10 – William Hogarth, English painter, graphic artist († 1764)
February 28 – János Haller, baron, chief lord of Torda County (* 1626)