What Happened in June 1719

Historical Events

  • Jun 10 Jacobite Rising: Battle of Glen Shiel - Jacobite army defeated by British forces

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 2 Michel-Jean Sedaine, French dramatist (Le Philosophe sans le savoir), born in Paris (d. 1797)
  • Jun 11 Franz K von Velbruck, German free mason/prince-bishop of Luik
  • Jun 28 Étienne François, duc de Choiseul, French statesman, born in Nancy, France (d. 1785)

Famous Deaths

Joseph AddisonJoseph Addison (1672-1719)

Jun 17 English essayist, playwright (Cato, a Tragedy), poet and Whig politician who co-founded "The Spectator" magazine, dies at 47