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Historical Events In 1708

Sunday, 19 May 2019

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 in the year 1708.  

Oct 16   Albrecht von Haller, Switz, experimental physiology (Acad of Science) on this day in history.  

Oct 18   In the year 1708 henry Van Nassau, stable master/fieldmarshal, dies at 67  

Oct 21   Dutch & English troops occupy Lille (Rijsel) on this day in history.  

Oct 22   In the year 1708 great Alliance occupies Rijsel  

Oct 22   Herman Witsius, [Wits], reformed theologist, dies at 72 in the year 1708.  

Oct 24   In the year 1708 kowa Seki, Japanese mathematician  

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   On this day in history robert Praelisauer, composer  

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

Nov 15   On this day in history william Pitt the Elder, (Whig) UK PM (1756-61, 66-68) `Great Commoner'  

Dec 01   In the year 1708 great Alliance occupies Brussels  

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

Dec 08   On this day in history francis I, Holy Roman emperor (1745-1765)  

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

Dec 29   On this day in history great Alliance occupies Gent  

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   Pompeo Girolamo Batoni, Italian painter was born on this day in history.  

Jan 26   In the year 1708 birth of william Hayes, composer  

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

Feb 08   On this day in history birth of vaclav Jan Kopriva, composer  

Mar 21   Caspar Ruetz, composer was born in the year 1708.  

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

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

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 on this day in history.  

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

May 12   On this day in history 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   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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