What Happened in January 1679

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Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 24 King Charles II disbands English parliament

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • Jan 31 Jean-Baptiste Lully's opera "Bellerophon" premieres in Paris

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 5 Pietro Filippo Scarlotti, composer
  • Jan 19 Girolamo Chiti, composer
  • Jan 24 Christian von Wolff, German philosopher
  • Jan 27 Jean-Francois de Troy, French painter

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 9 Werner Fabricius, composer, dies at 45
  • Jan 14 Jacques de Billy, French mathematician (b. 1602)