On This Day

What Happened in January 1739

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 J B C Bouvet de Lozier discovers Bouvet Island, near Antarctica
  • Jan 14 Britain and Spain sign 2nd Convention of Pardo

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 4 Henrik C Cras, Dutch lawyer (Laudatio Hugonis Grotii)
  • Jan 19 Joseph Bonomi the Elder, Italian architect (d. 1808)
  • Jan 25 Charles Fran├žois Dumouriez, French general, born in Cambrai, France (d. 1823)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 20 Francesco Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect and designer, dies at 80