On This Day

What Happened in January 1683

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 6 Francois de La Croix, composer
  • Jan 10 Gasparo Visconti, Italian composer & violinist, born in Cremona, Italy (d. ~1713)
  • Jan 13 Johann Christoph Graupner, German composer
  • Jan 17 Gerard van Loon, Dutch historian

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 15 Philip Warwick, English writer and politician (b. 1609)
  • Jan 21 Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st earl of Shaftesbury, dies at 61