On This Day

What Happened in January 1655

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Christian Thomasius, German jurist (d. 1728)
  • Jan 6 Eleonore-Magdalena of Neuburg, Holy Roman Empire Empress, born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 1720)
  • Jan 6 Jakob Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1705)
  • Jan 14 Angelo Predieri, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1731)
  • Jan 22 Geleyn Evertsen, lt-admiral (Zealand)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 7 Pope Innocent X (Giambattista Pamfili), Reigned 1644-55, dies at 80