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)

Person of interestCharles Perrault

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

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

Famous Deaths

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