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