On This Day

January 1769 in History

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 5 Jean Baptiste Say, French economist (Political Economics), born in Lyon, France (d. 1832)
  • Jan 10 Michel Ney, French marshal (Waterloo), born in Saarlouis, Germany (d. 1815)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 18 Hakuin Ekaku, Zen teacher (reformer of Rinzai school), dies in Japan
  • Jan 24 François de Chevert, French general (b. 1695)