On This Day

What Happened in January 1691

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 18 English King William III travels to The Hague

King of England William III
King of England
William III

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 28 Johann Balthasar König, German Baroque composer, mainly of hymn music, born in Cannstatt, Duchy of Württemberg (d. 1758)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 13 George Fox, founder of Quakers, dies at 66
  • Jan 20 Christiaan de Placker, Flemish poet and composer, dies at 77