On This Day

January 1766 in History

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 25 Hans Christoph Ernst von Gagern, German statesman & political writer, born in Kleinniedesheim, Germany (d. 1852)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 1 James Francis Edward Stuart "The old Pretender", Jacobite claimant to the thrones of England and Scotland after the death of his father James II, dies at 77
  • Jan 9 Thomas Birch, British historian (b. 1705)
  • Jan 13 King Frederick V of Denmark (b. 1723)
  • Jan 14 Frederik V, king of Denmark/Norway (1746-66), dies at 42
  • Jan 19 Giovanni Niccolò Servandoni, Italian-French architect, dies at 70