Historical Figures Born in 1708

  • Jan 25 Pompeo Batoni, Italian painter, born in Lucca, Italy (d. 1787)
  • Jan 30 Georg Dionysius Ehret, German-English botanist & cartoonist, born in Heidelberg, Germany (d. 1770)
  • Apr 23 Friedrich von Hagedorn, German poet (Versuch einiger Poem), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1754)
  • Aug 10 John Stinstra, baptist vicar
  • Oct 16 Albrecht von Haller, Swiss experimental physiologist, biologist and author (Acadamy of Science), born in Bern, Switzerland (d. 1777)

William Pitt the ElderWilliam Pitt the Elder (1708-1778)

Nov 15 British Prime Minister (Whig, 1756-61, 66-68) known as the `Great Commoner', born in London

  • Dec 8 Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (1745-1765), born in Ducal Palace of Nancy, Lorraine, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1765)