Events in year of 1707

  • 01-01Jacob V succeeds his father Pedro II as King of Portugal
  • 04-25Battle of Almansa-Franco-Spanish forces defeat Anglo-Portuguese
  • 04-29English / Scottish parliament accept Act of Union, form Great Britain
  • 05-01England, Wales and Scotland form UK of Great Britain
  • 08-22Prince Eugenius van Savoye siege of Toulon
  • 08-22Sweden and Prussia sign military treaty
  • 10-17German Composer Johann S Bach marries his niece Maria Bach
  • 11-22Prince Johan Willem Friso sworn in as Viceroy of Friesland

People born in year of 1707

  • 01-22Carl Hockh: Composer
  • 02-07Carl August Thielo: Composer
  • 02-15Claude Prosper: Paris, France -- Novelist
  • 02-25Carlo Goldoni: Italy -- Lawyer / playwright (Belisario, Love of 3 Oranges)
  • 03-07Stephen Hopkins: (Gov-Rhode Island) signed Declaration of Independence
  • 04-22Henry Fielding: England, United Kingdom -- Novelist (Joseph Andrews, Tom Jones)
  • 04-27John Burman: Dutch Botanist / director botanical gardens
  • 05-14Antonio Teixeira: Composer
  • 07-14Jacques-Philippe Lamoninary: Composer
  • 09-07George-Louis Leclerc [comte de Buffon]: Writer on natural history
  • 12-18Charles Wesley: Co-founder (Methodist movement)

People died in year of 1707

  • 01-04Louis Willem I: Count of Baden-Baden
  • 05-03Michiel de Swaen: South Netherlands Physician / poet, dies at 53
  • 05-09Dietrich Buxtehude: German Organist / composer, dies at about 69
  • 06-24Kaspar von Stieler: German linguist / poet, dies at 74
  • 10-02Anne Jules Duke the Noailles: Marshal of France (huguenot), dies at 57
  • 10-05Daniel Speer: Composer, dies at 71
  • 10-22Cloudesley Shovell: Admiral, drowns at Scilly
  • 12-01Jeremiah Clarke: Composer

Events in year of 1708

  • 02-24Prince Johan Willem Friso sworn in as Viceroy of Groningen
  • 02-28Slave revolt, Newton, Long Island NY, 11 die
  • 03-23English pretender to the throne James III lands at Firth of Forth
  • 03-27English pretender to the throne James III flees to Dunkerk
  • 07-04Swedish King Karel XII beats Russians
  • 07-11Battle at Oudenaarde: Great Alliance beats France
  • 07-28Monarch Amengkurat II [Sunan Mas] of Mataram gives himself up to VOC
  • 08-29English troops occupy Menorca and Sardinia
  • 08-29Haverhill, Mass destroyed by French and Indians
  • 10-21Dutch and English troops occupy Lille (Rijsel)
  • 10-22Great Alliance occupies Rijsel
  • 12-01Great Alliance occupies Brussels
  • 12-29Great Alliance occupies Gent
  • 12-31Great Alliance captures Bridge

People born in year of 1708

  • 01-25Pompeo Girolamo Batoni: Italian painter
  • 01-26William Hayes: Composer
  • 01-30Georg D Ehret: German / English cartoonist
  • 02-08Vaclav Jan Kopriva: Composer
  • 03-21Caspar Ruetz: Composer
  • 04-06George Reuter: Composer
  • 04-08Georg Zarth: Composer
  • 04-23Friedrich von Hagedorn: German poet (Versuch einiger Poem)
  • 05-03Johann Adolph Scheibe: German music theroist / composer
  • 06-19Johann Gottlieb Janitsch: Composer
  • 08-10John Stinstra: Baptist vicar
  • 10-16Albrecht von Haller: Switzerland -- Experimental physiology (Academy of Science)
  • 11-04Robert Praelisauer: Composer
  • 12-04Marianus Konigsperger: Composer
  • 12-08Francis I: Holy Roman Emperor (1745-1765)

People died in year of 1708

  • 04-30Simon de Vries: Book seller / writer (Unequal)
  • 05-27Jacques Danican Philidor: Composer, dies at 51
  • 06-15Romeyn de Hooghe: Painter / goldsmith, buried at 62
  • 07-02Willem of Nassau: Mister of Zuylenstein / Lieutenant General / Baron Enfield
  • 08-04Vincenzo De Grandis: Composer, dies at 77
  • 09-03Christian Liebe: Composer, dies at 53
  • 10-01John Blow: Composer (Venus & Adonis), dies at 59
  • 10-22Herman Witsius [Wits]: Reformed theologist, dies at 72
  • 11-07Ludolf Backhuysen: Dutch seascape Painter / cartoonist, dies at 76