1708 in History – What happened in year 1708

✅ Published on March 29th, 2009 in 18th Century in History

In history, year 1708 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1708.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1708 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
09 octoberGreat Northern War-Russia defeated Sweden at the Battle ofLesnaya on the Russian–Polish border in present-day Belarus.
26 octoberThe final stone of St Paul's Cathedral, rebuilt after theoriginal burned down in the 1666 Great Fire of London, was laid by theson of its architect, Christopher Wren.
07 OctoberThe tenth Sikh Guru Govind Singh Ji was assassinated.
09 OctoberThe world-famous battle of Sweden and Russia, known as the Deniper, ended with the defeat of Sweden.
12 JanuaryShahu was crowned Maratha ruler.
24 FebruaryPrince Johann Willem Friso was sworn in as Viceroy of Groningen.
27 MarchJames III's claimant Dunkirk was removed from the English throne.
01 JulyTewaflos was made Emperor of Ethiopia.
18 AugustWar of Spanish Succession: Minorca imprisoned by British forces.
26 OctoberThe construction of St Paul's Cathedral in London was completed.
14 DecemberProsper Joyot's Electra began its premiere in Paris.


Famous birthdays in the year 1708:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
06 AprilJohann Georg Reutter / Organist / Austria
08 February Václav Jan Kopřiva / Organist / Bahamas
11 February Egidio Duni / Composer / Italy
15 NovemberWilliam Pitt / Politician / United Kingdom
26 January William Hayes / Composer / United Kingdom
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