On This Day

Famous People Born in January 1729

  • Jan 1 Edmund Burke, British statesman, philosopher and author (A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful, Reflections on the Revolution in France), born in Dublin, Ireland [NS=Jan 12]
  • Jan 5 Paulus Constantijn la Fargue, Dutch cartoonist & painter, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1782)
  • Jan 12 Lazzaro Spallanzani, Modena Italy, physiologist
  • Jan 22 Giuseppe Luigi Tibaldi, composer
  • Jan 22 Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, German critic/dramatist