What Happened in December 1708

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Historical Events

  • Dec 1 Great Alliance occupies Brussels
  • Dec 14 Prosper Jolyot's "Electre" premieres in Paris
  • Dec 29 Great Alliance occupies Gent
  • Dec 31 Great Alliance captures Bridge

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 4 Marianus Konigsperger, composer
  • Dec 8 Francis I, Holy Roman emperor (1745-1765)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 22 Hedwig Sophia, duchess of Holstein-Gottorp, Swedish writer (b. 1681)
  • Dec 28 Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, French botanist (b. 1656)