On This Day

What Happened in January 1721

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 25 Tsar Peter the Great ends Russian-orthodox patriarchy

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 12 Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick, Prussian general (d. 1792)
  • Jan 21 James Murray, British military officer, governor of Quebec (d. 1794)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 7 Rochus Aerts, Flemish sculptor, dies [or 1739]