1709 in History – What happened in year 1709

In history, year 1709 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 1709.

Know what happened in 1709:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
01 FebruaryScottish sailor Alexander Selkirk was rescued by English captain Woodes Rogers and the crew of the Duke after spending four years as a castaway on an uninhabited island in the Juan Fernández archipelago, providing the inspiration for Daniel Defoe's novel Robinson Crusoe.
01 February Scottish sailor Alexander Selkirk was rescued by Englishcaptain Woodes Rogers and the crew of the Duke after spending four yearsas a castaway on an uninhabited island in the Juan Fernándezarchipelago, providing the inspiration for Daniel Defoe's novel RobinsonCrusoe.
08 JulyGreat Northern War-Peter I of Russia defeated Charles XII ofSweden in Poltava, effectively ending Sweden's role as a major power inEurope.
08 JulyGreat Northern War-Peter I of Russia defeated Charles XII of Sweden in Poltava, effectively ending Sweden's role as a major power in Europe.
02 FebruaryScottish sailor Alexander Selkirk was rescued by English captain Woodes Rogers and the crew of the Duke after spending four years as a castaway on an uninhabited island in the Juan Fernández. archipelago, providing the inspiration for Daniel Defoe's novel Robinson Crusoe.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1709:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 DecemberFranz Xaver Richter / Singer / Czech Republic
05 JulyÉtienne de Silhouette / Politician / France
08 AugustHermann Anton Gelinek / Violinist / Germany
10 March Georg Wilhelm Steller / Zoologist / Germany
11 JuneJoachim Martin Falbe / Painter / Germany
11 JulyJohan Gottschalk Wallerius / Chemist / Sweden
14 AprilCharles Collé / Writer / France
18 SeptemberSamuel Johnson / Poet / United Kingdom
22 NovemberFranz Benda / Violinist / Czech Republic
24 February Jacques de Vaucanson / Engineer / France
24 January Dom Bédos de Celles / Monk / France
25 JuneFrancesco Araja / Composer / Italy
25 OctoberGeorg Gebel / Composer / Germany

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