On This Day

What Happened in January 1732

Historical Events

  • Jan 21 Russia & Persia sign Treaty of Riascha
  • Jan 29 Paris churchyard of Saint-Medard closed after Jansenistic ritual

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 2 FrantiĊĦek "Franz" Xaver Brixi, Czech classical composer and kapellmeister, born in Prague (d. 1771)
  • Jan 6 Matija A Reljkovic, Habsburg military officer & Croatian writer (Satir iliti divji covic), born in Davor, Croatia (d. 1798)
  • Jan 17 Stanislaw II August Poniatowski, last king of Poland (1764-95)
  • Jan 18 Jean-Guillain Cardon, French harpist, teacher, and composer, born in Mons, South Netherlands (d. 1803)
  • Jan 20 Richard Henry Lee, American farmer (signed US Declaration of Independence), born in Westmoreland county, Virginia (d. 1794)
  • Jan 24 Pierre de Beaumarchais, French polymath and dramatist (The Marriage of Figaro, Barber of Seville), born in Paris, France (d. 1799)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 12 John Horsley, British archaeologist (b. 1685)