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Historical Events In 1708

Monday, 20 January 2020

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

Oct 09   In the year 1708 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   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   Dutch & English troops occupy Lille (Rijsel) on this day in history.  

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   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  

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

Nov 04   Robert Praelisauer, composer in the year 1708.  

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' in the year 1708.  

Dec 01   On this day in history great Alliance occupies Brussels  

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

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

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

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   In the year 1708 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   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   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   Thomas Bullis, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

Apr 30   Simon de Vries, book seller/writer (Unequal), dies in the year 1708.  

May 06   Fran├žois de Laval, first bishop of New France (b. 1623) died in the year 1708.  

May 11   Jules Hardouin Mansart, French architect (b. 1646) died in the year 1708.  

May 12   In the year 1708 death of adolf Friedrich II of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1658)  

May 27   Jacques Danican Philidor, composer, dies at 51 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1708.  

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