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Historical Events In 1709

Thursday, 25 February 2021

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   In the year 1709 alexander Selkirk [Robinson Crusoe] rescued from Juan Fernandez  

Feb 02   In the year 1709 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 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1709 josef Antonin Gurecky, composer  

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 in the year 1709.  

Mar 27   In the year 1709 dike at Hardinxveld breaks (Alblasserwaard flooded)  

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

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

May 11   On this day in history large numbers of Germans begin emigrating to North America  

Jun 14   Gottfried Wegner, composer, dies at 65 on this day in history.  

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

Jun 27   In the year 1709 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   In the year 1709 james Harris, philosopher  

Aug 08   On this day in history 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   1st major group of Swiss/German colonists reaches NC/SC on this day in history.  

Sep 04   Jean-Francois Regnard, French comedic poet/slave in Algeria, dies in the year 1709.  

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 in the year 1709.  

Sep 11   On this day in history hamilton, Scottish(?) general (Malplaquet), dies in battle  

Sep 18   On this day in history samuel Johnson, Lichfield Staffordshire, England, lexicographer/writer (Boswell's Tour Guide)  

Oct 25   On this day in history georg Gebel, composer  

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

Nov 19   On this day in history 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   On this day in history birth of johann H H Butz, German/Dutch organ builder  

Jan 22   On this day in history birth of joseph Reipel, composer  

Feb 16   Charles Avison, composer was born in the year 1709.  

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

Mar 01   Josef Antonin Gurecky, composer was born on this day in history.  

Mar 10   Georg Steller, German naturalist (d. 1746) was born on this day in history.  

Jun 25   In the year 1709 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   In the year 1709 death of fran├žois de la Chaise, French confessor of Louis XIV of France (b. 1624)  

Jan 24   George Rooke, English admiral (b. 1650) died on this day in history.  

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

Feb 09   Fran├žois Louis, Prince of Conti, French general (b. 1664) died on this day in history.  

Feb 19   On this day in history death of tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (b. 1646)  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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