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Historical Events Happened In 1708

Thursday, 18 December 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   Henry van Nassau, mister of Ouwerkerk/fieldmarshal, dies at 67 in the year 1708.  

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

Oct 18   In the year 1708 henry Van Nassau, stable master/fieldmarshal, dies at 67  

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

Oct 22   In the year 1708 great Alliance occupies Rijsel  

Oct 22   Herman Witsius, [Wits], reformed theologist, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Oct 24   In the year 1708 kowa Seki, Japanese mathematician  

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

Nov 04   In the year 1708 henriette Catharina van Nassau, daughter of F Henry, dies at 71  

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

Nov 07   On this day in history ludolf Backhuysen, Dutch seascape painter/cartoonist, dies at 76  

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

Dec 01   In the year 1708 great Alliance occupies Brussels  

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

Dec 08   Francis I, Holy Roman emperor (1745-1765) in the year 1708.  

Dec 14   Prosper Jolyot's "Electre," premieres in Paris in the year 1708.  

Dec 29   In the year 1708 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 in the year 1708.  

Jan 26   In the year 1708 birth of william Hayes, composer  

Jan 30   In the year 1708 birth of georg D Ehret, German/English cartoonist  

Feb 08   Vaclav Jan Kopriva, composer was born on this day in history.  

Mar 21   In the year 1708 birth of caspar Ruetz, composer  

Apr 06   George Reuter, composer was born in the year 1708.  

Apr 08   Georg Zarth, composer was born in the year 1708.  

Apr 23   In the year 1708 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 in the year 1708.  

May 06   François de Laval, first bishop of New France (b. 1623) died on this day in history.  

May 11   Jules Hardouin Mansart, French architect (b. 1646) died on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1708 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.