On This Day

What Happened in July 1709

Historical Events

  • Jul 8 Battle of Poltava; Russians defeat Swedes, end of Swedish empire as a major power

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 11 Johan Gottschalk Wallerius, Swedish chemist and mineralogist, born in Stora Mellösa, Närke (d. 1785)
  • Jul 20 James Harris, English philosopher, born in Salisbury, Wiltshire (d. 1780)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 17 Pascal Collasse, composer, dies at 60
  • Jul 17 Robert Bolling, English settler in Virginia (b. 1646)