On This Day

What Happened in July 1708

Historical Events

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Jul 4 Battle of Holowczyn: Swedish King Charles XII defeats superior Russian force in surprising vctory

King of Sweden Charles XII
King of Sweden
Charles XII
  • Jul 11 Battle at Oudenaarde: Great Alliance beats France
  • Jul 28 Monarch Amengkurat II [Sunan Mas] of Mataram gives himself up to VOC

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 1 Emperor Tekle Haymanot I of Ethiopia (b. 1706)
  • Jul 2 Willem of Nassau, mister of Zuylenstein/lt-gen/baron Enfield, dies