On This Day

What Happened in January 1717

Historical Events

  • Jan 4 Netherlands, Great Britain & France sign Triple Alliance
  • Jan 5 Prussian King Frederik Willem I buys conscript for nobles
  • Jan 14 German mob leader and thief "Sjako" sentenced to death in Amsterdam

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 4 Antonio Maria Mazzoni, composer
  • Jan 5 William Wildman Shute Barrington, British statesman, born in Becket, Massachusetts (d. 1793)
  • Jan 28 Mustafa III, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1774). Reigned 1757-74.
  • Jan 29 Jeffrey Amherst, English gov-gen of America/fieldmarshal