On This Day

What Happened in January 1763

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 3 Joseph Fesch, French cardinal/war commission/earl/senator
  • Jan 8 Edmond Charles Genêt, French diplomat, born in Versailles, France (d. 1834)
  • Jan 24 Louis Alexandre Andrault de Langeron, Russian general (d. 1831)
  • Jan 26 Charles XIV [Jean Bernadotte], King of Sweden & Norway (1818-44), Marshall of France, born in Pau, France (d. 1844)
  • Jan 29 Johann Gottfried Seume, German writer (Spaziergang nach Syrakus), born in Poserna, Saxony-Anhalt, (d. 1810)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 2 John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville (C) & English chief minister (1722-42), dies at 72
  • Jan 11 Caspar Abel, German theologian, historian, and poet (b. 1676)
  • Jan 27 Johann Theodor of Bavaria, Prince-Bishop of Regensburg, Freising and Liège, dies at 59
  • Jan 29 Louis Racine, French poet (La Religion), dies at 70