On This Day

What Happened in January 1707

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 John V succeeds his father Pedro II as King of Portugal
  • Jan 16 The Act of Union is ratified by the Scottish Parliament

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 22 Carl Hockh, German composer and violinist (d. 1773)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 4 Louis Willem I, Margrave of Baden-Baden, dies at 51
  • Jan 8 John Dalrymple, 1st Earl of Stair, Scottish politician (b. 1648)
  • Jan 10 Philibert, comte de Gramont, French writer (b. 1621)
  • Jan 20 Humphrey Hody, English theologian (b. 1659)