On This Day

December 1708 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 1 Great Alliance occupies Brussels
  • Dec 14 Prosper Jolyot's "Electre" premieres in Paris
  • Dec 29 Great Alliance occupies Gent

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 8 Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (1745-1765)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 20 Willem van Bemmel, Dutch painter and etcher, dies at 78
  • Dec 22 Hedvig Sophia, Duchess of Holstein-Gottorp, dies at 27
  • Dec 28 Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, French botanist (b. 1656)