On This Day

What Happened in January 1628

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Christoph Bernhard, German composer
  • Jan 8 François‑Henri de Montmorency, duc de Luxembourg, French general, born in Paris, France (d. 1695)
  • Jan 10 Jan Theunisz Blanckerhoff [Jan Maet], Dutch painter, born in Alkmaar, Netherlands (d. 1669)

Charles Perrault

Jan 12 Charles Perrault, French author and fairy tale writer (Tales of Mother Goose), born in Paris, France (d. 1703)

  • Jan 30 George Villiers, 2nd duke of Buckingham, English statesman and poet, born in London (d. 1687)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 3 Francesco Maria Guaitoli, Italian composer, dies at 64