What Happened in January 1687

Historical Events

Historic Event

Jan 27 Charles Perrault's poem "The Age of Louis the Great" read out at the French Academy, part of the literary quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 30 [Johann] Balthasar Neumann, German architect, baptized

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 28 Johannes Hevelius, astronomer (star cataloger), dies on 76th birthday