On This Day

What Happened in September 1708

Historical Events

Victory in Battle

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

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 3 Christian Liebe, German composer, dies at 53
  • Sep 6 Sir John Morden, English merchant and philanthropist (b. 1623)
  • Sep 7 Tekle Haymanot I of Ethiopia