On This Day

What Happened in January 1672

Historical Events

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Jan 1 Jean Racine's "Bajazet," premieres in Paris

Dramatist and Playwright Jean Racine
Dramatist and Playwright
Jean Racine

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 4 Hugh Boulter, Irish Archbishop of Armagh (d. 1742)
  • Jan 16 Francesco Mancini, Neapolitan composer, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1737)
  • Jan 18 Antoine Houdar de la Motte, French writer (d. 1731)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 15 John Cosin, English clergyman, dies at 77
  • Jan 28 Pierre S├ęguier, Chancellor of France, dies at 83