On This Day

What Happened in January 1701

Historical Events


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Jan 12 Frisia & Groningen (Netherlands) begin use of Gregorian calendar

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Pope Gregory XIII with the calendar that was to make his name
Pope Gregory XIII with the calendar that was to make his name
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  • Jan 18 Frederick I and Sophie Charlotte of Hanover crowned king and queen of Prussia

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 10 Johann Caspar Simon, German organist & composer, born in Schmalkalden, Germany (d. 1776)
  • Jan 27 Johann N von Hontheim, German church historian/suffragan (bishop)
  • Jan 28 Charles Marie de La Condamine, French mathematician and geographer (d. 1774)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 1 Pietro Sanmartini, Italian composer, dies at 64
  • Jan 3 Prince Louis I of Monaco (b. 1642)
  • Jan 4 Ernst R Tarhemberg, Austrian field marshal, dies at 62
  • Jan 14 Tokugawa Mitsukuni, Japanese warlord, dies at 72