On This Day

What Happened in January 1726

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 4 Cornelis Ploos van Amstel, Dutch engraver/art collector
  • Jan 17 Hugh Mercer, Scottish military officer (fought in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War), born in Rosehearty, Scotland (d. 1777)
  • Jan 18 Hendrik, prince of Prussia and diplomat

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 2 Domenico Zipoli, Italian organist & composer, dies at 37
  • Jan 25 Guillaume Delisle, French cartographer (b. 1675)