September 1708 in history

September 1708 events chronologically

Sep 11 Charles XII of Sweden stops his march to conquer Moscow outside Smolensk, marking the turning point in the Great Northern War. The army is defeated nine months later in the Battle of Poltava, and the Swedish Empire ceases to be a major power

Born in September 1708

Sep 8 Antiochus Kantemir a Moldavian-born Russian Enlightenment man of letters and diplomat.

Died in September 1708

Sep 6 Sir John Morden 1st Baronet a successful English merchant and philanthropist who also served briefly as an He established Morden College in Blackheath, south-east London as a home for retired merchants; as a charity, it continues to provide residential care over 300 years later.