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Historical Events In 1709

Thursday, 13 August 2020

Jan 01   Johann H H Butz, German/Dutch organ builder on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Sudden extreme cold kills 1000s of Europeans in the year 1709.  

Jan 11   In the year 1709 colley Cibber's "Rival Fools," premieres in London  

Jan 22   Joseph Reipel, composer on this day in history.  

Feb 01   Alexander Selkirk [Robinson Crusoe] rescued from Juan Fernandez in the year 1709.  

Feb 02   British sailor Alexander Selkirk is rescued after being marooned on a desert island for 5 years, his story inspires "Robinson Crusoe" on this day in history.  

Feb 08   Giuseppi Torelli, Italian composer, dies at 50 in the year 1709.  

Feb 12   On this day in history alexander Selkirk, Scottish seaman is rescued after 4+ years from Fernandez Island (inspiration for Daniel Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe")  

Feb 16   Charles Avison, composer in the year 1709.  

Mar 01   On this day in history josef Antonin Gurecky, composer  

Mar 08   In the year 1709 william Cowper/Cooper, English anatomist, dies at about 62  

Mar 09   Ralph Montagu, 1st Duke of Montagu, English diplomat on this day in history.  

Mar 27   On this day in history dike at Hardinxveld breaks (Alblasserwaard flooded)  

Apr 12   On this day in history 1st edition of Tattler magazine in England  

Apr 26   Frisian viceroy Johan Willem Friso marries countess Maria Louisa in the year 1709.  

May 11   In the year 1709 large numbers of Germans begin emigrating to North America  

Jun 14   In the year 1709 gottfried Wegner, composer, dies at 65  

Jun 25   On this day in history francesco Araja, composer  

Jun 27   Peter the Great defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava on this day in history.  

Jul 08   In the year 1709 battle of Poltava; Russians defeat Swedes  

Jul 17   Pascal Collasse, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

Jul 20   In the year 1709 james Harris, philosopher  

Aug 08   1st known ascent in hot-air balloon, Bartolomeu de Gusmao (indoors) in the year 1709.  

Aug 08   First known ascent in hot-air balloon, Bartolomeu de Gusmao (indoors) in the year 1709.  

Sep 03   On this day in history 1st major group of Swiss/German colonists reaches NC/SC  

Sep 04   On this day in history jean-Francois Regnard, French comedic poet/slave in Algeria, dies  

Sep 11   On this day in history battle at Malplaquet: Engl/Aust/Dutch Great Alliance beat France  

Sep 11   English, Dutch & Austrians defeat French in Battle of Malplaquet on this day in history.  

Sep 11   In the year 1709 hamilton, Scottish(?) general (Malplaquet), dies in battle  

Sep 18   In the year 1709 samuel Johnson, Lichfield Staffordshire, England, lexicographer/writer (Boswell's Tour Guide)  

Oct 25   In the year 1709 georg Gebel, composer  

Oct 29   England/Netherlands sign anti-French "Barrieretraktaat" in the year 1709.  

Nov 19   In the year 1709 pierre Leclair, composer  

Nov 22   In the year 1709 frantisek Benda, composer  

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Famous Birthdays In 1709

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   Johann H H Butz, German/Dutch organ builder was born on this day in history.  

Jan 22   Joseph Reipel, composer was born in the year 1709.  

Feb 16   Charles Avison, composer was born on this day in history.  

Feb 24   On this day in history birth of jacques de Vaucanson, French inventor (d. 1782)  

Mar 01   Josef Antonin Gurecky, composer was born in the year 1709.  

Mar 10   Georg Steller, German naturalist (d. 1746) was born in the year 1709.  

Jun 25   On this day in history birth of francesco Araja, composer  

Jul 11   Johan Gottschalk Wallerius, Swedish chemist (d. 1785) was born in the year 1709.  

Famous Deaths In 1709

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 20   Fran├žois de la Chaise, French confessor of Louis XIV of France (b. 1624) died on this day in history.  

Jan 24   On this day in history death of george Rooke, English admiral (b. 1650)  

Feb 08   On this day in history giuseppi Torelli, Italian composer, dies at 50  

Feb 09   Fran├žois Louis, Prince of Conti, French general (b. 1664) died in the year 1709.  

Feb 19   Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (b. 1646) died in the year 1709.  

Mar 08   William Cowper/Cooper, English anatomist, dies at about 62 on this day in history.  

Mar 09   Ralph Montagu, 1st Duke of Montagu, English diplomat died in the year 1709.  

Jun 14   On this day in history gottfried Wegner, composer, dies at 65  

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