1708 in History – What happened in year 1708

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.

Know what happened in 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 (pictured), rebuiltafter the original burned down in the 1666 Great Fire of London, waslaid by the son of its architect, Christopher Wren.
26 OctoberThe final stone of St Paul's Cathedral (pictured), rebuiltafter the original burned down in the 1666 Great Fire of London, waslaid by the son of its architect, Christopher Wren.
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.


List of 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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