On This Day

What Happened in January 1767

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Maria Edgeworth, Anglo-Irish novelist (d. 1849)
  • Jan 8 Abraham de Veer, Dutch governor-general of Suriname (1822-28), born in CuraƧao (d. 1838)
  • Jan 24 Antony CW Staring, Dutch lawyer/poet (Jaromir)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 3 Luca Antonio Predieri, Italian composer and violinist, dies at 78
  • Jan 7 Thomas Clap, American academic, 1st president of Yale University, dies at 63
  • Jan 22 Johann Gottlob Lehmann, German minterologist and geologist, dies at 47