On This Day

What Happened in January 1715

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 10 Christian August Crusius, German philosopher and theologian, born in Leuna, Germany (d. 1775)
  • Jan 12 Jacques Duphly, French composer and harpsichordist, born in Rouen (d. 1789)
  • Jan 26 Claude Helvetius, philosopher, born in Paris, France
  • Jan 27 Vaclav Kalous [Simon à Scto Bartholomaeo], Czech composer, born in Solnice (d. 1786)
  • Jan 29 Georg Christoph Wagenseil, Austrian (court) composer/pianist

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 7 François Fénelon, French Roman Catholic theologian and writer (Playing for Time), dies at 63