On This Day

What Happened in January 1688

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 18 Lionel Sackville, 1st Duke of Dorset, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, born in Dorset, United Kingdom (d. 1765)
  • Jan 23 Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1741)
  • Jan 25 Juraj Jánošík, Slovak highwayman, born in Terchová, Slovakia (d. 1713)
  • Jan 28 Jan Maurits Quinkhard, Dutch portrait painter
  • Jan 29 Emmanuel Swedenborg, Swedish religious leader (Angelic Wisdom)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 27 Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang, Empress of Manchu (1643-62), dies at 74