On This Day

What Happened in January 1647

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 30 After nine months of negotiations, Scottish Presbyterians sell captured Charles I to English Parliament for around £100,000

King of England Charles I
King of England
Charles I

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 2 Nathaniel Bacon, leader of Bacon's Rebellion, Va (1676)
  • Jan 7 Wilhelm Ludwig, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1677)
  • Jan 30 Konrad Hoffler, German composer (d. 1705)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 19 Johan van Beverwijck, physician (Treas of Ongesontheyt), dies at 52
  • Jan 29 Francis Meres, English writer (b. 1565)