What Happened in January 1795

Historical Events

  • Jan 16 French army under Pichegru occupies Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Jan 18 French admitted to Amsterdam without resistance
  • Jan 18 Governor and Viceroy Willem V flees Scheveningen to England
  • Jan 19 Democratic revolution in Amsterdam ends oligarchy

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 6 Anselme Payen, French chemist (d. 1871)
  • Jan 15 Willem de Clerq, Dutch merchant/man of letters
  • Jan 15 Alexandr Griboyedov, Russian playwright (d. 1829)
  • Jan 18 Anna Paulowna Romanova, monarch of Russia/daughter of Tsar Paul I

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 3 Josiah Wedgwood, English pottery designer and manufacturer (Wedgwood), dies at 64
  • Jan 13 Francois-Joseph Krafft, composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 19 Maria Teresa Agnesi, composer, dies at 74
  • Jan 21 Samuel Wallis, English navigator (b. 1728)
  • Jan 26 Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, composer, dies at 62