What Happened in January 1701

Historical Events

  • Jan 12 Frisia & Groningen (Netherlands) begin use of Gregorian calendar
  • Jan 18 Frederick I and Sophie Charlotte van Hanover crowned king/queen of Prussia

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 10 Johann Caspar Simon, composer
  • Jan 27 Johann N von Hontheim, German church historian/suffragan (bishop)
  • Jan 28 Charles Marie de La Condamine, French mathematician and geographer (d. 1774)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 1 Pietro Sanmartini, composer, dies at 64
  • Jan 3 Prince Louis I of Monaco (b. 1642)
  • Jan 4 Ernst R Tarhemberg, Austria, field marshal, dies at 62
  • Jan 14 Tokugawa Mitsukuni, Japanese warlord (b. 1628)