On This Day

Famous People Who Died in January 1705

  • Jan 4 Madame d'Aulnoy [Marie-Catherine Le Jumel de Barneville], French writer who coined the term fairytales, dies (d. 1650)
  • Jan 12 Luca Giordano, Italian artist (b. 1634)
  • Jan 15 Walraad, the Young, earl of Nassau-Ottweiler/gov of Nijmegen, dies
  • Jan 17 John Ray, English naturalist (b. 1627)