On This Day

What Happened in January 1703

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 11 Columban Praelisauer, German music director and composer, baptized in Kötzting, Electorate of Bavaria (now Bad Kötzting, Germany) (d. 1753)
  • Jan 20 Joseph-Hector Fiocco, Flemish composer, born in Brussels (d. 1741)
  • Jan 29 Carlmann Kolb, German composer and priest, born in Kösslarn, Lower Bavaria (d. 1765)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 11 Johann Georg Graevius, German classical scholar and critic (b. 1632)
  • Jan 16 Matteo Coferati, composer, dies at 64
  • Jan 30 Kiva Yoshinaka, Japanese retainer for the Shogun, murdered in the revenge of the 47 rōnin