What Happened in January 1771

Historical Events

  • Jan 22 Spain cedes Falkland Islands to Britain

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Georges Cadoudal, Breton politician and royalist who plotted to overthrow Napoleon, born in Brech, Brittany, Kingdom of France (d. 1804)
  • Jan 17 Charles Brockden Brown, father of American novel (Wieland)
  • Jan 21 Arnold A Buyskes, Dutch vice-admiral/colonial director
  • Jan 26 Jacob Andries van Braam, colonial director (Suriname)
  • Jan 30 George Bass, English explorer of Australia (Bass Strait), born in Sleaford, England (d? 1803)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 5 John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford, British statesman (b. 1710)
  • Jan 11 Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, Marquis d'Argens, French author, dies at 66