On This Day

What Happened in January 1751

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 12 Ferdinand I, king of Sicily & Naples. (d. 1825)
  • Jan 12 Jacob M R Lenz, writer (Das Leidende Weib)
  • Jan 14 Corona Schröter, German musician, born in Guben, Germany (d. 1802)
  • Jan 18 Ferdinand Kauer, composer
  • Jan 21 Josephus Andreas Fodor, Dutch Classical era violinist and composer, born in Venlo, Netherlands (d. 1828)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 17 Tomaso Albinoni, Italian composer (Adagio in G-minor), dies at 79
  • Jan 20 John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol, English politician, dies at 85
  • Jan 25 Paul Dudley, Attorney-General of Massachusetts, dies at 75