On This Day

What Happened in January 1691

Historical Events

Historic Event

Jan 18 English King William III travels to The Hague

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