On This Day

What Happened in January 1712

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 17 John Stanley, English blind composer and organist, born in London (d. 1786)

Person of interestFrederick the Great

Jan 24 Frederick the Great, King of Prussia (1740-86), born in Berlin, Prussia (d. 1786)

King of Prussia Frederick the Great
King of Prussia
Frederick the Great
  • Jan 24 Georg F Schmidt, German engraver/etcher
  • Jan 28 Tokugawa Ieshige, Japanese shogun (d. 1761)