On This Day

What Happened in January 1661

Historical Events

  • Jan 6 The Fifth Monarchists unsuccessfully attempt to seize control of London

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Jan 30 Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England is ritually executed after having been dead for two years

English Military and Political Leader Oliver Cromwell
English Military and Political Leader
Oliver Cromwell

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 5 Jacob Balthasar Schutz, German composer, born in Nuremberg (d. 1700)
  • Jan 30 Charles Rollin, French historian, born in Paris (d. 1741)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 1 Pieter Claesz, Dutch still-life painter, dies at ~63
  • Jan 17 Andres Malong, Philippines rebel leader, executed
  • Jan 19 Thomas Venner, Fifth Monarchist (executed) (b. 1799)