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Historical Events Happened In 1708

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Oct 01   John Blow, composer (Venus & Adonis), dies at 59 in the year 1708.  

Oct 09   Battle at Lesnaya: Russian army captures Swedish convoy on this day in history.  

Oct 13   Henry van Nassau, mister of Ouwerkerk/fieldmarshal, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

Oct 16   Albrecht von Haller, Switz, experimental physiology (Acad of Science) on this day in history.  

Oct 18   Henry Van Nassau, stable master/fieldmarshal, dies at 67 in the year 1708.  

Oct 21   In the year 1708 dutch & English troops occupy Lille (Rijsel)  

Oct 22   Great Alliance occupies Rijsel in the year 1708.  

Oct 22   In the year 1708 herman Witsius, [Wits], reformed theologist, dies at 72  

Oct 24   Kowa Seki, Japanese mathematician on this day in history.  

Nov 03   In the year 1708 henriette Catharina van Nassau, daughter of Frederik Henry, dies at 71  

Nov 04   Henriette Catharina van Nassau, daughter of F Henry, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

Nov 04   Robert Praelisauer, composer on this day in history.  

Nov 07   In the year 1708 ludolf Backhuysen, Dutch seascape painter/cartoonist, dies at 76  

Nov 15   William Pitt the Elder, (Whig) UK PM (1756-61, 66-68) `Great Commoner' in the year 1708.  

Dec 01   Great Alliance occupies Brussels in the year 1708.  

Dec 04   In the year 1708 marianus Konigsperger, composer  

Dec 08   In the year 1708 francis I, Holy Roman emperor (1745-1765)  

Dec 14   Prosper Jolyot's "Electre," premieres in Paris on this day in history.  

Dec 29   Great Alliance occupies Gent in the year 1708.  

Dec 31   Great Alliance captures Bridge on this day in history.  

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Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 25   Pompeo Girolamo Batoni, Italian painter was born in the year 1708.  

Jan 26   William Hayes, composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 30   Georg D Ehret, German/English cartoonist was born on this day in history.  

Feb 08   On this day in history birth of vaclav Jan Kopriva, composer  

Mar 21   On this day in history birth of caspar Ruetz, composer  

Apr 06   On this day in history birth of george Reuter, composer  

Apr 08   Georg Zarth, composer was born on this day in history.  

Apr 23   On this day in history birth of friedrich von Hagedorn, German poet (Versuch einiger Poem)  

Famous Deaths In 1708

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 23   On this day in history thomas Bullis, composer, dies at 80  

Apr 30   Simon de Vries, book seller/writer (Unequal), dies on this day in history.  

May 06   On this day in history death of françois de Laval, first bishop of New France (b. 1623)  

May 11   In the year 1708 death of jules Hardouin Mansart, French architect (b. 1646)  

May 12   Adolf Friedrich II of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1658) died in the year 1708.  

May 27   Jacques Danican Philidor, composer, dies at 51 in the year 1708.  

Jun 15   Romeyn de Hooghe, painter/goldsmith, buried at 62 died in the year 1708.  

Jul 01   Emperor Tekle Haymanot I of Ethiopia (b. 1706) died on this day in history.