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Events Construction begins on Blenheim Palace, in Oxfordshire, England. ... Events March 27 - Concluding that Emperor Iyasus I of Ethiopia had abdicated by retiring to a monastery, a council of high officials appoint Tekle Haymanot I Emperor of Ethiopia May 23 - Battle of Ramillies September 7 - The Battle of Turin in the War of Spanish Succession - forces of Austria and... Events January 1 - John V is crowned King of Portugal March 26 - The Act of Union becomes law, making the separate Kingdoms of England and Scotland into one country, the Kingdom of Great Britain. ... // Events January 12 - Two-month freezing period begins in France - The coast of the Atlantic and Seine River freeze, crops fail and at least 24. ... // Events April 10 - The worlds first copyright legislation became effective, Britains Statute of Anne Ongoing events Great Northern War (1700-1721) War of the Spanish Succession (1702-1713) Births January 4 - Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Italian composer (d. ... // Events February 24 - The London premiere of Rinaldo by George Friderich Handel, the first Italian opera written for the London stage. ... This is a list of decades which have articles with more information about them. ... Jump to: navigation, search Events and Trends Newton and Leibniz independently discover calculus. ... Jump to: navigation, search Events and Trends The Treaty of Ratisbon between France and England in 1684 ended the Age of Buccaneers. ... Jump to: navigation, search Events and Trends Thomas Neale designed Seven Dials The Salem Witchcraft Trials are held in Massachusetts Bay Colony (1692). ... Jump to: navigation, search Events and trends The Bonneville Slide blocks the Columbia River near the site of present-day Cascade Locks, Oregon with a land bridge 200 feet (60 m) high. ... Jump to: navigation, search Events and Trends World Leaders King Louis XIV of France (1643 - 1715) Philippe II of Orléans, Regent of France (1715 - 1723). ... Jump to: navigation, search Events and Trends Manufacture of the earliest surviving pianos. ... Jump to: navigation, search Events and Trends The Great Awakening - A Protestant religious movement active in the British colonies of North America Sextant invented (probably around 1730) independently by John Hadley in Great Britain and Thomas Godfrey in the American colonies World leaders Louis XV King of France (king from... These pages contain the trends of millennia and centuries. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Resources ArtLex. ... Jump to: navigation, search See also: 1707 in architecture, other events of 1708 1709 in architecture and the architecture timeline. ... See also: 1707 in literature, other events of 1708, 1709 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 1707 in music, other events of 1708, 1709 in music, list of years in music. ... The year 1708 in science and technology included many events, some of which are listed here. ...


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Jump to: navigation, search March 23 is the 82nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (83rd in Leap years). ... Prince James Francis Edward Stuart or Stewart (June 10, 1688 – January 1, 1766) was a claimant of the thrones of Scotland and England (September 16, 1701 – January 1, 1766) who is more commonly referred to as The Old Pretender. ... The Firth of Forth from Calton Hill The Forth Bridges cross the Firth The Firth of Forth is the estuary or firth of Scotlands River Forth, where it flows into the North Sea between Fife to the north, and West Lothian, the City of Edinburgh, and East Lothian to... Jump to: navigation, search July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... Tewoflos or Theophilus) (throne name Walda Ambasa) was negus (1 July 1708 - 14 October 1711) of Ethiopia, and a member of the Solomonid dynasty. ... The Emperor of Ethiopia (Amharic ንጉሠ ነገሥት, niguse negest, King of Kings) was the hereditary ruler of Ethiopia until the abolition of the monarchy in 1975. ... Jump to: navigation, search September 28 is the 271st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (272nd in leap years). ... Peter I Emperor and Autocrat of All Russia Peter I (Pyotr Alekseyvich) (9 June 1672–8 February 1725 [30 May 1672–28 January 1725 O.S.1]) ruled Russia from 7 May (27 April O.S.) 1682 until his death. ... The Battle of Lesnaya was one of the decisive battles of the Great Northern War. ... Kandahār (or Qandahār) is a city in southern Afghanistan, the capital of Kandahar province. ... This article is about geographic region of Masuria (Mazury), Poland. ... Jump to: navigation, search Plague is usually understood as a generic term for Bubonic plague, the mortal disease caused by the bacillus Yersinia pestis, which is spread by fleas from rats and some species of mice to human beings. ... For other people named Bach and other meanings of the word, see Bach (disambiguation). ... For the locality in Texas called Weimar see Weimar, Texas, there is also Weimar bei Kassel and Weimar in Marburg-Biedenkopf. ...

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The Great Northern War was the war fought between a coalition of Russia, Denmark-Norway and Saxony-Poland (from 1715 also Prussia and Hanover) on one side and Sweden on the other side from 1700 to 1721. ... Events January 1 - Russia accepts Julian calendar. ... 1721 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Charles II was the last Habsburg King of Spain. ... Events March 8 - William III died; Princess Anne Stuart becomes Queen Anne of England, Scotland and Ireland. ... // Events April 11 - War of the Spanish Succession: Treaty of Utrecht June 23 - French residents of Acadia given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia Canada first Orrery built by George Graham Ongoing events Great Northern War (1700-1721) War of the Spanish Succession (1702-1713...

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Jump to: navigation, search April 23 is the 113th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (114th in leap years). ... Friedrich von Hagedorn (April 23, 1708 - October 28, 1754), German poet, was born at Hamburg, where his father, a man of scientific and literary taste, was Danish minister. ... 1754 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in Leap years). ... Albrecht von Haller. ... 1777 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search October 22 is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 70 days remaining. ... Frederic Louis Norden (October 22, 1708 – September 22, 1742), Danish naval captain and explorer. ... Jump to: navigation, search November 15 is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 46 days remaining. ... The Right Honourable William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham (15 November 1708–11 May 1778) was a British Whig statesman who achieved his greatest fame as war minister during the French and Indian War and who was later Prime Minister of Great Britain. ... Jump to: navigation, search December 8 is the 342nd day (343rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Francis I Francis I (December 8, 1708 – August 18, 1765) was Holy Roman Emperor and Grand Duke of Tuscany. ... 1765 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Portrait of Charles Crowle Pompeo Girolamo Batoni (1708-1787), Italian painter, was born at Lucca. ... 1787 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Richard Dawes (1708 - March 21, 1766) was an English classical scholar. ... 1766 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...

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Categories: 1708 March 29 is the 88th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (89th in Leap years).
Ludolf Backhuysen (or Bakhuisen) (1631-November 17, 1708), Dutch painter, was born at Emden, in Hanover.
Hedvig Sofia Augusta, Princess of Sweden (26 June 1681-22 December 1708), Duchess of Holstein-Gottorp, was the eldest child of King Charles XI of Sweden, and his wife Ulrike Eleonore of Denmark.
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