On This Day

What Happened in January 1695

Historical Events

Historic Event

Jan 13 Jonathan Swift ordained an Anglican priest in Ireland

  • Jan 27 Mustafa II becomes the Ottoman sultan in Istanbul on the death of Ahmed II. Mustafa rules until his death in 1703.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 6 Giuseppe Sammartini, Italian composer, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1750)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 4 Duke of Luxembourg, Luxembourg/French marshal, dies
  • Jan 7 Mary II, Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland, wife of William III, dies of smallpox at 32 [OS=Dec 28 1694]