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Historical Events In 1709

Saturday, 18 January 2020

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

Jan 05   In the year 1709 sudden extreme cold kills 1000s of Europeans  

Jan 11   On this day in history colley Cibber's "Rival Fools," premieres in London  

Jan 22   On this day in history joseph Reipel, composer  

Feb 01   On this day in history alexander Selkirk [Robinson Crusoe] rescued from Juan Fernandez  

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

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

Feb 12   Alexander Selkirk, Scottish seaman is rescued after 4+ years from Fernandez Island (inspiration for Daniel Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe") in the year 1709.  

Feb 16   On this day in history charles Avison, composer  

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

Mar 08   William Cowper/Cooper, English anatomist, dies at about 62 in the year 1709.  

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

Mar 27   Dike at Hardinxveld breaks (Alblasserwaard flooded) in the year 1709.  

Apr 12   1st edition of Tattler magazine in England in the year 1709.  

Apr 26   On this day in history frisian viceroy Johan Willem Friso marries countess Maria Louisa  

May 11   Large numbers of Germans begin emigrating to North America in the year 1709.  

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

Jun 25   Francesco Araja, composer on this day in history.  

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

Jul 08   Battle of Poltava; Russians defeat Swedes on this day in history.  

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

Jul 20   On this day in history james Harris, philosopher  

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

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   Jean-Francois Regnard, French comedic poet/slave in Algeria, dies on this day in history.  

Sep 11   Battle at Malplaquet: Engl/Aust/Dutch Great Alliance beat France on this day in history.  

Sep 11   In the year 1709 english, Dutch & Austrians defeat French in Battle of Malplaquet  

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   Georg Gebel, composer in the year 1709.  

Oct 29   England/Netherlands sign anti-French "Barrieretraktaat" on this day in history.  

Nov 19   In the year 1709 pierre Leclair, composer  

Nov 22   On this day in history frantisek Benda, composer  

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Famous Birthdays In 1709

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1709 birth of johann H H Butz, German/Dutch organ builder  

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

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   On this day in history birth of josef Antonin Gurecky, composer  

Mar 10   In the year 1709 birth of georg Steller, German naturalist (d. 1746)  

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

Jul 11   On this day in history birth of johan Gottschalk Wallerius, Swedish chemist (d. 1785)  

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   George Rooke, English admiral (b. 1650) died in the year 1709.  

Feb 08   Giuseppi Torelli, Italian composer, dies at 50 on this day in history.  

Feb 09   On this day in history death of fran├žois Louis, Prince of Conti, French general (b. 1664)  

Feb 19   In the year 1709 death of tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (b. 1646)  

Mar 08   On this day in history william Cowper/Cooper, English anatomist, dies at about 62  

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

Jun 14   Gottfried Wegner, composer, dies at 65 in the year 1709.  

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