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Historical Events Happened In 1708

Monday, 28 July 2014

Oct 01   John Blow, composer (Venus & Adonis), dies at 59 on this day in history.  

Oct 09   On this day in history battle at Lesnaya: Russian army captures Swedish convoy  

Oct 13   On this day in history henry van Nassau, mister of Ouwerkerk/fieldmarshal, dies at 67  

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 on this day in history.  

Oct 21   On this day in history dutch & English troops occupy Lille (Rijsel)  

Oct 22   Great Alliance occupies Rijsel on this day in history.  

Oct 22   On this day in history herman Witsius, [Wits], reformed theologist, dies at 72  

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

Nov 03   Henriette Catharina van Nassau, daughter of Frederik Henry, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

Nov 04   On this day in history henriette Catharina van Nassau, daughter of F Henry, dies at 71  

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

Nov 07   Ludolf Backhuysen, Dutch seascape painter/cartoonist, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

Nov 15   William Pitt the Elder, (Whig) UK PM (1756-61, 66-68) `Great Commoner' on this day in history.  

Dec 01   Great Alliance occupies Brussels on this day in history.  

Dec 04   Marianus Konigsperger, composer on this day in history.  

Dec 08   Francis I, Holy Roman emperor (1745-1765) on this day in history.  

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

Dec 29   On this day in history great Alliance occupies Gent  

Dec 31   On this day in history great Alliance captures Bridge  

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Famous Birthdays In 1708

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 25   Pompeo Girolamo Batoni, Italian painter was born on this day in history.  

Jan 26   On this day in history birth of william Hayes, composer  

Jan 30   On this day in history birth of georg D Ehret, German/English cartoonist  

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

Mar 21   Caspar Ruetz, composer was born on this day in history.  

Apr 06   George Reuter, composer was born on this day in history.  

Apr 08   On this day in history birth of georg Zarth, composer  

Apr 23   Friedrich von Hagedorn, German poet (Versuch einiger Poem) was born on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history death of jules Hardouin Mansart, French architect (b. 1646)  

May 12   On this day in history death of adolf Friedrich II of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1658)  

May 27   On this day in history jacques Danican Philidor, composer, dies at 51  

Jun 15   On this day in history death of romeyn de Hooghe, painter/goldsmith, buried at 62  

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