On This Day

What Happened in January 1716

Historical Events

  • Jan 8 Dutch gang leader "Sjako" arrested

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 12 Antonio de Ulloa, Spanish general (d. 1795)
  • Jan 15 Philip Livingston, American businessman and politician (signed US Declaration of Independence), born in Albany, New York (d.1778)
  • Jan 20 Carlos III, King of Spain (1759-88) and King of Naples and Sicily (1734-59), born in Royal Alcazar of Madrid, Spain (d. 1788)
  • Jan 20 Jean-Jacques Barthélemy, French writer and numismatist (d. 1795)
  • Jan 26 George Sackville Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 1 William Wycherley, dramatist (The Country Wife), dies at about 75
  • Jan 30 Marie Casimire Louise de la Grange d'Arquien, queen of Poland (1676-96), dies at 74