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.
North German: of uncertain origin; possibly a patronymic from Vogt , or alternatively from a short form of Middle High German vogesser, a variant of voche(n)zer, an occupational name for a pastrycook or confectioner.