What Happened in January 1705

Historical Events

Music Premiere

Jan 8 George Frideric Handel's 1st opera "Almira" premieres in Hamburg, Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 14 Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier, French sailor & governor of the Mascarene Islands, born in Pleudihen-sur-Rance, France (d. 1786)
  • Jan 24 Farinelli [Carlo Broschi], Andria Italy, castrato

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 4 Madame d'Aulnoy [Marie-Catherine Le Jumel de Barneville], French writer who coined the term fairytales, dies (d. 1650)
  • Jan 12 Luca Giordano, Italian artist (b. 1634)
  • Jan 15 Walraad, the Young, earl of Nassau-Ottweiler/gov of Nijmegen, dies
  • Jan 17 John Ray, English naturalist (b. 1627)