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Historical Events Happened In 1708

Wednesday, 23 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   Henry van Nassau, mister of Ouwerkerk/fieldmarshal, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

Oct 16   On this day in history albrecht von Haller, Switz, experimental physiology (Acad of Science)  

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   On this day in history great Alliance occupies Rijsel  

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

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

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

Jan 26   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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   Thomas Bullis, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

Apr 30   On this day in history simon de Vries, book seller/writer (Unequal), dies  

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

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

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   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)