On This Day

What Happened in January 1684

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Arnold Drakenborch, Dutch classical scholar (d. 1748)
  • Jan 14 Jean-Baptiste Vanloo, French painter, born in Aix-en-Provence, France (d. 1745)
  • Jan 14 Johann Matthias Hase, German mathematician & astronomer, born in Augsburg, Germany (d. 1742)

Famous Weddings

Louis XIV

Jan 12 French King Louis XIV marries Madame Maintenon

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 5 Claude Audran II, French painter/engraver, dies at 44
  • Jan 15 Caspar Netscher, Dutch portrait painter, dies at about 48