On This Day

What Happened in January 1731

Historical Events

  • Jan 10 Charles Farnese becomes Duke of Parma and Piacenza

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 6 Étienne François Geoffroy, French physician and chemist (1718 affinity table), dies at 58
  • Jan 21 Thomas Woolston, English theologian (b. 1669)
  • Jan 27 Bartolomeo Cristofori, Italian instrument maker - considered the inventor of the piano, dies at 75