January 1697 in history

January 1697 events chronologically

Jan 8 Last execution for blasphemy in Britain; of Thomas Aikenhead, student, at Edinburgh

Born in January 1697

Jan 1 Joseph François Dupleix governor general of the French establishment in India, and the rival of Robert Clive.
Jan 30 Johann Joachim Quantz a German flutist, flute maker and composer. He composed hundreds of flute sonatas and concertos, and wrote On Playing the Flute, a treatise on flute performance

Died in January 1697

Jan 1 Filippo Baldinucci an Italian art historian and biographer.
Jan 4 Amalia Catharina a German poet and composer. She was born in Arolsen to Count Philipp Theodor von Waldeck and the Countess of Nassau. In 1664 she married Count Georg Ludwig von Erbach. She published a number of Pietist poems and songs in Hildburghausen in 1692. They were meant for private household devotion. There were 67 poems, some of which had simple melodies and a figured bass
Jan 6 Carlo Mannelli an Italian violinist, castrato and composer.
Jan 28 Sir John Fenwick 3rd Baronet an English Jacobite conspirator, who succeeded to the Baronetcy of Fenwick on the death of his father in 1676.