What Happened in January 1729

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Edmund Burke, British author (Philosophy & Inquiry) [NS=Jan 12]
  • Jan 5 Paulus Constantijn la Fargue, Dutch cartoonist & painter, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1782)
  • Jan 12 Edmund Burke, British author (Philosophy & Inquiry) [OS=Jan 1]
  • Jan 12 Lazzaro Spallanzani, Modena Italy, physiologist
  • Jan 22 Giuseppe Luigi Tibaldi, composer
  • Jan 22 Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, German critic/dramatist

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 4 Joseph de Montesquiou earl d'Artagnan, French lt-general, dies at 77
  • Jan 4 Meir Bacharach, Hebrew poet, dies
  • Jan 19 William Congreve, English dramatist (Love for Love), dies at 58
  • Jan 31 Jakob Roggeveen, Dutch explorer (b. 1659)
  • Jan 31 Jacob Roggeveen, Dutch navigator (Easter Island), dies at 69