What Happened in January 1661

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Historical Events

  • Jan 6 The Fifth Monarchists unsuccessfully attempt to seize control of London.

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Jan 30 Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England is ritually executed after having been dead for two years

English Military and Political Leader Oliver Cromwell
English Military and Political Leader
Oliver Cromwell

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 5 Jacob Balthasar Schutz, composer
  • Jan 30 Charles Rollin, French historian (d. 1741)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 1 Pieter Claesz, Dutch still life painter, dies at about 64
  • Jan 3 Maria I Stuart, Queen of England/husband of Willem II, dies at 29 [NS]
  • Jan 17 Andres Malong, Philippines rebel leader, executed
  • Jan 19 Thomas Venner, Fifth Monarchist (executed) (b. 1799)