On This Day

What Happened in January 1654

Historical Events

  • Jan 7 Fire after heavy storm destroys two thirds of De Rijp, Netherlands, 1 person dies
  • Jan 26 Portuguese troops conquer last Dutch base on Recife

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 10 Joshua Barnes, English scholar, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1712)
  • Jan 20 Michiel de Swaen, South Netherland physician/poet
  • Jan 22 Richard Blackmore, English physician and writer (d. 1729)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 10 Nicholas Culpeper, English botanist, herbalist, physician, and astrologer (b. 1616)
  • Jan 17 Paul Potter, Dutch painter, buried