On This Day

What Happened in January 1695

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 13 Jonathan Swift ordained an Anglican priest in Ireland

Author, Poet and Satirist Jonathan Swift
Author, Poet and Satirist
Jonathan Swift
  • 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)
  • Jan 9 John E Loovens, lawyer

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 4 Duke of Luxembourg, Luxembourg/French marshal, dies
  • Jan 7 Mary II Stuart, queen of England, dies at 32 [OS=Dec 28 1694]