What Happened in January 1829

Historical Events

  • Jan 19 Johann von Goethe's "Faust, Part 1" premieres

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 3 John G R Acquoy, theologist/church historian
  • Jan 3 Konrad Duden, German linguist (Der grosse Duden)
  • Jan 5 Sir Roger Tichborne, missing U.K. heir who was the subject of the longest criminal trial in British history (d. c.1854)
  • Jan 6 Kanagaki Robun [Bunzo Nozaki], Japanese humorist/gesaku-author
  • Jan 9 Adolf von Schlagintweit, German explorer (Tarimbekken)
  • Jan 9 Thomas William Robertson, England, playwright (Caste)
  • Jan 18 Louis van Haecke, Flemish chaplain/author (Blood to Bridge)
  • Jan 21 Oscar II Frederik, King of Sweden (1872-1907)/Norway (-1905)/poet
  • Jan 24 William Mason, composer
  • Jan 30 Alfred Cummings, Georgia, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1910)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 3 Robert Archibald Smith, composer, dies at 48
  • Jan 12 Friedrich von Schlegel, German cultural philosopher/poet, dies at 56
  • Jan 12 Michael Gottard Fischer, composer, dies at 55
  • Jan 25 William Shield, composer, dies at 80
  • Jan 28 William Burke, murderer/body snatcher, executed in Edinburgh
  • Jan 28 Thomas Tredgold, Railway Engineer and Carpenter, dies at 40
  • Jan 29 Paul Fran├žois Jean Nicolas Barras, French politician (b. 1755)