An English and Dutch fleet beat France in the Battle at La Hogue.
The Treaty of Ryswick was signed in Holland. It ended the War of the Grand Alliance (War of the League of Augsburg,1688-1697) between France and the Grand Alliance.
England, Austria, Saxony and the Netherlands formed an alliance against Russia.
English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name T(h)om(me) (see Thom ) + -son ‘son of Tom’. Thomson is usually the Scottish form, that with the intrusive -p- being English. Both forms are common in Ireland. The surname Thompson is also very common among African Americans.Americanized form of Danish, Norwegian, and North German Thomsen and of its Swedish cognate Thomsson. Compare Thomson .