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Historical Events For 1708

Friday, 02 December 2016

Oct 01   In the year 1708 john Blow, composer (Venus & Adonis), dies at 59  

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 in the year 1708.  

Oct 16   Albrecht von Haller, Switz, experimental physiology (Acad of Science) in the year 1708.  

Oct 18   On this day in history henry Van Nassau, stable master/fieldmarshal, dies at 67  

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

Oct 22   Great Alliance occupies Rijsel in the year 1708.  

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

Oct 24   On this day in history kowa Seki, Japanese mathematician  

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

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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   In the year 1708 william Pitt the Elder, (Whig) UK PM (1756-61, 66-68) `Great Commoner'  

Dec 01   Great Alliance occupies Brussels in the year 1708.  

Dec 04   Marianus Konigsperger, composer in the year 1708.  

Dec 08   On this day in history francis I, Holy Roman emperor (1745-1765)  

Dec 14   In the year 1708 prosper Jolyot's "Electre," premieres in Paris  

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   On this day in history birth of pompeo Girolamo Batoni, Italian painter  

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

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

Feb 08   Vaclav Jan Kopriva, composer was born in the year 1708.  

Mar 21   Caspar Ruetz, composer was born in the year 1708.  

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

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

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   On this day in history simon de Vries, book seller/writer (Unequal), dies  

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   In the year 1708 death of adolf Friedrich II of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1658)  

May 27   In the year 1708 jacques Danican Philidor, composer, dies at 51  

Jun 15   Romeyn de Hooghe, painter/goldsmith, buried at 62 died on this day in history.  

Jul 01   On this day in history death of emperor Tekle Haymanot I of Ethiopia (b. 1706)  

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