On This Day

January 1647 in History

Events in History

Historic Event

Jan 30 After nine months of negotiations, Scottish Presbyterians sell captured Charles I to English Parliament for around £100,000

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 2 Nathaniel Bacon, leader of Bacon's Rebellion, Va (1676)
  • Jan 7 Wilhelm Ludwig, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1677)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 19 Johan van Beverwijck, physician (Treas of Ongesontheyt), dies at 52
  • Jan 29 Francis Meres, English writer (b. 1565)