What Happened in 1708

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Significant Events

  • Sep 11 Great Northern war: Charles XII of Sweden stops his march to conquer Moscow outside Smolensk, marking the turning point in the war
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World Leaders in 1708

Famous People in 1708

Would You Believe?

Spanish armada headed by the San Jose and loaded with gold sunk after British squadron attacks off coast of Colombia (rediscovered 2015)

On January 8, 1708

Famous Deaths

  • 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)
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