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Historical Events In 1708

Thursday, 28 January 2021

Oct 01   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

Oct 18   In the year 1708 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 on this day in history.  

Oct 22   In the year 1708 herman Witsius, [Wits], reformed theologist, dies at 72  

Oct 24   Kowa Seki, Japanese mathematician in the year 1708.  

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

Nov 04   Henriette Catharina van Nassau, daughter of F Henry, dies at 71 in the year 1708.  

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

Nov 07   Ludolf Backhuysen, Dutch seascape painter/cartoonist, dies at 76 in the year 1708.  

Nov 15   William Pitt the Elder, (Whig) UK PM (1756-61, 66-68) `Great Commoner' in the year 1708.  

Dec 01   In the year 1708 great Alliance occupies Brussels  

Dec 04   In the year 1708 marianus Konigsperger, composer  

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

Dec 14   On this day in history prosper Jolyot's "Electre," premieres in Paris  

Dec 29   Great Alliance occupies Gent in the year 1708.  

Dec 31   In the year 1708 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 in the year 1708.  

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 in the year 1708.  

Famous Deaths In 1708

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 23   Thomas Bullis, composer, dies at 80 in the year 1708.  

Apr 30   Simon de Vries, book seller/writer (Unequal), dies on this day in history.  

May 06   On this day in history death of fran├žois 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   Adolf Friedrich II of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1658) died on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1708.  

Jul 01   Emperor Tekle Haymanot I of Ethiopia (b. 1706) died in the year 1708.  

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