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Historical Events In 1708

Wednesday, 25 May 2022

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

Oct 09   Battle at Lesnaya: Russian army captures Swedish convoy in the year 1708.  

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   Henry Van Nassau, stable master/fieldmarshal, dies at 67 in the year 1708.  

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 in the year 1708.  

Oct 24   Kowa Seki, Japanese mathematician on this day in history.  

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

Nov 04   In the year 1708 henriette Catharina van Nassau, daughter of F Henry, dies at 71  

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

Nov 07   In the year 1708 ludolf Backhuysen, Dutch seascape painter/cartoonist, dies at 76  

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   In the year 1708 marianus Konigsperger, composer  

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

Dec 14   Prosper Jolyot's "Electre," premieres in Paris in the year 1708.  

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   Pompeo Girolamo Batoni, Italian painter was born in the year 1708.  

Jan 26   William Hayes, composer was born in the year 1708.  

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

Apr 06   In the year 1708 birth of george Reuter, composer  

Apr 08   In the year 1708 birth of georg Zarth, composer  

Apr 23   On this day in history birth of friedrich von Hagedorn, German poet (Versuch einiger Poem)  

Famous Deaths In 1708

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 23   In the year 1708 thomas Bullis, composer, dies at 80  

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   Adolf Friedrich II of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1658) died on this day in history.  

May 27   Jacques Danican Philidor, composer, dies at 51 in the year 1708.  

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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