On This Day

Birthdays in History in January 1771

  • 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)