What Happened in January 1756

Historical Events

  • Jan 16 Britain & Prussia sign Treaty of Westminster

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 4 Anne Nagell van Ampsen, Dutch politician
  • Jan 22 Vincenzo Righini, composer

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Jan 27 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian musical prodigy and composer (The Marriage of Figaro; Jupiter Symphony), born in Salzburg, Austria (d. 1791)

  • Jan 28 Hans Adolf Friedrich von Eschstruth, composer
  • Jan 29 Henry Lee III "Light Horse Harry", American Congressman, Governor of Virginia and American General, born on Leesylvania Plantation, Colony of Virginia (d. 1818)
  • Jan 30 Josef Preindl, Austrian organist & composer, born in Marbach on the Danube, Lower Austria (d. 1823)