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


LoveWedding of Interest

Jan 12 French King Louis XIV marries Madame Maintenon

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV

Famous Deaths

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