On This Day

What Happened in January 1748

Historical Events

  • Jan 26 Britain, Netherlands, Austria & Sardinia sign anti-French treaty

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Giovanni Furno, composer
  • Jan 9 Stefan Paluselli, Austrian choirmaster, composer, and monk, born in Kurtatsch, South Tyrol (d. 1805)
  • Jan 22 Lewis Edson, early American composer, born in Woodstock, New York (d. 1820)
  • Jan 26 Emanuel Aloys Förster, Bohemian composer and music teacher, born in Niederstaina, Kingdom of Prussia (now Ścinawka Dolna, Poland) (d. 1823)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 1 Johann Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician, dies at 80
  • Jan 16 Arnold Drakenborch, Dutch classical scholar (b. 1684)