On This Day

What Happened in January 1719

Historical Events

  • Jan 5 Britain, Hannover, Saxony-Poland and Austria sign anti-Prussian Russian pact
  • Jan 23 Liechtenstein became a sovereign member state of the Holy Roman Empire.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 2 Jacques-Alexandre Laffon de Ladebat, French shipbuilder (d. 1797)
  • Jan 3 Francisco José Freire, Portuguese historian (d. 1773)
  • Jan 17 Jean-Joseph Vade, composer
  • Jan 17 William Vernon, American merchant (d. 1806)
  • Jan 23 John Landen, English mathematician, born in England, United Kingdom (d. 1790)
  • Jan 28 Johann Elias Schlegel, German critic and poet (d. 1749)