On This Day

What Happened in January 1698

Historical Events

  • Jan 4 Most of the Palace of Whitehall in London, the main residence of the English monarchs, is destroyed by fire

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Jan 7 Russian Tsar Peter the Great departs Netherlands for England

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 3 Pietro Metastasio, Italian poet (d. 1782)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 10 Louis-S├ębastien Le Nain de Tillemont, French ecclesiastical historian, dies at 60