Birthdays in History in 1708

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Birthdays in History

  • Jan 25 Pompeo Girolamo Batoni, Italian painter
  • Jan 30 Georg Dionysius Ehret, German-English botanist and 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)

Person of interestWilliam Pitt the Elder

Nov 15 William Pitt the Elder, British Prime Minister (Whig, 1756-61, 66-68) known as the `Great Commoner', born in London, England (d. 1778)

British Prime Minister (The Great Commoner) William Pitt the Elder
British Prime Minister (The Great Commoner)
William Pitt the Elder
  • Dec 8 Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (1745-1765)