On This Day

Deaths in History in January 1789

  • Jan 1 Fletcher Norton, 1st Baron Grantley, English politician, dies at 72
  • Jan 10 Pierre Lyonet, Dutch zoologist and cryptologist, dies at 82
  • Jan 23 Frances Brooke, English writer (b. 1724)
  • Jan 23 John Cleland, English novelist (b. 1709)