On This Day

What Happened in January 1702

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 6 Jose Melchior de Nebra Blascu, Spanish composer, born in Calatayud, Spain (d. 1768)
  • Jan 10 Johannes Zick, German fresco painter, born in Lachen, Germany (d. 1762)
  • Jan 14 Nakamikado Emperor of Japan, born in Kyoto, Japan (d. 1737)
  • Jan 28 Hermanus Noordkerk, Dutch lawyer

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 6 Thomas Franklin, English smith/uncle of B Franklin, dies [NS=Jan 17]
  • Jan 13 Peter Rabus, Dutch poet and translator (Great Name Book), dies at 41
  • Jan 17 Thomas Franklin, English smith/uncle of B Franklin, dies [OS=Jan 6]