On This Day

What Happened in September 1708

Historical Events


Victory in battleVictory 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

King of Sweden Charles XII
King of Sweden
Charles XII

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