This airticle is aboot the year 1696.

1696 (MDCXCVI) wis a leap year stairtin on Sunday o the Gregorian calendar and a leap year stairtin on Wadensday o the Julian calendar, the 1696t year o the Common Era (CE) an Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 696t year o the 2nt millennium, the 96t year o the 17t century, an the 7t year o the 1690s decade. As o the stairt o 1696, the Gregorian calendar wis 10 days aheid o the Julian calendar, that remeened in localised use till 1923.

Millennium: 2nt millennium
Centuries: 16t century17t century18t century
Decades: 1660s  1670s  1680s  – 1690s –  1700s  1710s  1720s
Years: 1693 1694 169516961697 1698 1699