On This Day

What Happened in January 1674

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 12 Reinhard Keiser, German opera composer
  • Jan 13 Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, French tragic poet and playwright (Rhadamiste et Zénobie), born in Dijon, France (d. 1762)
  • Jan 24 Thomas Tanner, English bishop (d. 1735)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 10 Jacob de Witt, Dutch politician (Mayor of Dordrecht), and mathematician, dies at 84
  • Jan 11 Jan Zoet, Dutch actor, author, playwright and poet (Parnasssus aan 't Y), dies at 58
  • Jan 12 Giacomo Carissimi, Italian organist, choral director, composer (Jephta), and priest, dies at 68-ish