January 1795 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 16 French army under Pichegru occupies Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Jan 18 French admitted to Amsterdam without resistance
  • Jan 18 Governor and Viceroy Willem V flees Scheveningen to England
  • Jan 19 Democratic revolution in Amsterdam ends oligarchy

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 6 Anselme Payen, French chemist, born in Paris, France (d. 1871)
  • Jan 15 Willem de Clerq, Dutch merchant/man of letters
  • Jan 15 Alexandr Griboyedov, Russian playwright (d. 1829)
  • Jan 18 Anna Paulowna Romanova, monarch of Russia/daughter of Tsar Paul I

Deaths in History

  • Jan 3 Josiah Wedgwood, English pottery designer and manufacturer (Wedgwood), dies at 64
  • Jan 21 Samuel Wallis, English explorer (Wallis Island), dies at 66