On This Day

What Happened in January 1762

Historical Events

  • Jan 4 Seven Years' War: Great Britain declares war on Spain & Naples
  • Jan 15 Fraunces Tavern opens in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 5 Constanze Mozart, wife of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, born in Zell im Wiesental, Germany (d. 1842)
  • Jan 20 Jerome-Joseph de Momigny, Belgian French composer, born in Philippeville, Belgium (d. 1842)
  • Jan 21 Giuseppe Antonio Silvani, composer
  • Jan 23 Christian A Vulpius, German novelist & dramatist (Rinaldo Rinaldini), born in Weimar, Germany (d. 1827)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestElizabeth of Russia

Jan 5 Elizabeth of Russia [Elizaveta Petrovna], tsarina of Russia (1741-62), dies at 52

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Empress of Russia
Elizabeth of Russia
  • Jan 11 Louis-Fran├žois Roubiliac, French sculptor (b. 1695)
  • Jan 13 Leonhard Trautsch, German composer, dies at 68