January 1744 in history

Born in January 1744

Jan 3 Ippolit Bogdanovich a Russian classicist author of light poetry, best known for his long poem Dushenka.
Jan 5 Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos a Spanish neoclassical statesman, author, philosopher and a major figure of the Age of Enlightenment in Spain.
Jan 21 Lorenz Florenz Friedrich von Crell a German chemist. In 1778 he started publishing the first periodical journal focusing on chemistry. The journal had a longer title, but was known simply as Crell's Annalen

Died in January 1744

Jan 11 Scroop Egerton 1st Duke of Bridgewater a British peer and courtier. Originally the 4th Earl of Bridgewater he was created Duke of Bridgewater in 1720 with the subsidiary title Marquess of Brackley
Jan 14 Charles-Hubert Gervais a French composer of the Baroque era. The son of a valet to King Louis XIV's brother, Monsieur, Gervais was born at the Palais Royal in Paris and probably educated by Monsieur's musical intendants, Jean Granouillet de Sablières and Charles Lalouette. He worked as a musician for the Duc de Chartres, the future regent of France. In 1701, he married Françoise du Vivier. In 1721 he was named sous-maître de musique at the Chapelle royale along with André Campra, Nicolas Bernier and Michel Richard Delalande. Gervais composed sacred music and operas, including two tragédies en musique
Jan 23 Giambattista Vico an Italian political philosopher, rhetorician, historian, and jurist. He criticized the expansion and development of modern rationalism and was an apologist of classical antiquity. Vico is best known for his magnum opus, the Scienza Nuova of 1725, often published in English as New Science
Jan 25 Domenico Sarro an Italian composer.