On This Day

What Happened in January 1769

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 5 Jean Baptiste Say, French economist (Political Economics), born in Lyon, France (d. 1832)
  • Jan 10 Michel Ney, French marshal (Waterloo), born in Saarlouis, Germany (d. 1815)
  • Jan 17 Ole Andreas Lindeman, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 18 Hakuin Ekaku, Zen teacher (reformer of Rinzai school), dies in Japan
  • Jan 24 Fran├žois de Chevert, French general (b. 1695)