On This Day

January 1783 in History

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 12 Erik Gustaf Geijer, Swedish historian/poet (Natthimmelen)
  • Jan 23 Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle], French writer (Le Rouge et de Noir, a Chartreuse de Parme), born in Grenoble, France (d. 1842)
  • Jan 29 Vasily Zhukovsky, Russian folk poet and translator (Homerus) [NS=Feb 9], born in Mishenskoe, Tula Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1852)

Weddings in History

John Marshall

Jan 3 US Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Marshall (27) weds Mary Willis Ambler in Hanover County, Virginia

Deaths in History

  • Jan 15 William Alexander, Lord Stirling, American general (American Revolutionary War leader), dies at 57