On This Day

What Happened in January 1736

Historical Events

  • Jan 26 Stanislaw I of Poland abdicates his throne

Famous Birthdays

James Watt

Jan 19 James Watt, Scottish inventor, mechanical engineer and chemist (steam engine), born in Greenock, Scotland (d. 1819)

  • Jan 19 Laurens Pieter van de Spiegel, Dutch Grand Pensionary of Zeeland and Holland (1787-95)
  • Jan 25 Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Italian mathematician & astronomer (number theory, celestial mechanics), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1813)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 7 Česlav Vaňura, Czech composer, dies at 41
  • Jan 17 Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann, German architect, dies at 73
  • Jan 31 Filippo Juvarra, Italian architect, dies at 57