On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1708

Famous Weddings

Charles VI

Future Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI (32) marries Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (16) at the church of Santa María del Mar, Barcelona

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Tyson, British Physician and father of comparative anatomy (The Anatomy of a Pygmy, 1698), dies at 57
1708 Highlights

About August 1, 1708

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 313 years, 5 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo