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Historical Events In 1708

Sunday, 18 April 2021

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   On this day in history henry van Nassau, mister of Ouwerkerk/fieldmarshal, dies at 67  

Oct 16   In the year 1708 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   In the year 1708 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  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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   Great Alliance occupies Gent on this day in history.  

Dec 31   Great Alliance captures Bridge in the year 1708.  

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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   William Hayes, composer was born in the year 1708.  

Jan 30   On this day in history birth of georg D Ehret, German/English cartoonist  

Feb 08   In the year 1708 birth of vaclav Jan Kopriva, composer  

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

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

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

May 11   In the year 1708 death of jules Hardouin Mansart, French architect (b. 1646)  

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   On this day in history 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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