Famous Deaths in 1708

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  • Jan 23 Thomas Bullis, English composer, dies at 80 (buried)
  • Apr 30 Simon de Vries, book seller/writer (Unequal), dies
  • May 6 Fran├žois de Laval, first Roman Catholic bishop of Quebec, dies at 85
  • May 11 Jules Hardouin Mansart, French architect (b. 1646)
  • May 12 Adolf Friedrich II of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1658)
  • May 27 Jacques Danican Philidor, composer, dies at 51
  • Jun 15 Romeyn de Hooghe, painter/goldsmith, buried at 62
  • Jul 1 Emperor Tekle Haymanot I of Ethiopia (b. 1706)
  • Jul 2 Willem of Nassau, mister of Zuylenstein/lt-gen/baron Enfield, dies
  • Aug 1 Edward Tyson, British Physician and father of comparative anatomy (The Anatomy of a Pygmy, 1698), dies at 57
  • Aug 4 Vincenzo De Grandis, composer, dies at 77
  • Sep 3 Christian Liebe, composer, dies at 53
  • Sep 6 Sir John Morden, English merchant and philanthropist (b. 1623)
  • Sep 7 Tekle Haymanot I of Ethiopia
  • Oct 1 John Blow, composer (Venus & Adonis), dies at 59
  • Oct 7 Guru Gobind Singh, tenth Sikh Guru (b. 1666)
  • Oct 10 David Gregory, Scottish astronomer (b. 1659)
  • Oct 11 Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, German mathematician (b. 1651)
  • Oct 13 Henry van Nassau, mister of Ouwerkerk/fieldmarshal, dies at 67
  • Oct 18 Henry Van Nassau, stable master/fieldmarshal, dies at 67
  • Oct 22 Herman Witsius, [Wits], reformed theologist, dies at 72
  • Oct 24 Kowa Seki, Japanese mathematician
  • Oct 28 Prince George of Denmark, Consort of Queen Anne of England (b. 1653)
  • Nov 3 Henriette Catharina van Nassau, daughter of Frederick Henry, dies at 71
  • Nov 7 Ludolf Backhuysen, Dutch seascape painter/cartoonist, dies at 76
  • Dec 22 Hedwig Sophia, duchess of Holstein-Gottorp, Swedish writer (b. 1681)
  • Dec 28 Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, French botanist (b. 1656)