On This Day

What Happened in January 1685

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 7 Gerard George Clifford, Dutch director of East India Company
  • Jan 7 Jonas Alströmer, Swedish industrialist (d. 1761)
  • Jan 18 Tiberius Hemsterhuis, Dutch Classical prof, baptized

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 2 Harbottle Grimston, English politician, dies at 82
  • Jan 6 Malachias Siebenhaar, composer, dies at 68