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 This day in History - January 28
449 Historic Events for January 28
1612

Thomas Bodley, diplomat/founder (Bodleian Library), dies

Death
1613

Galileo may have unknowingly viewed undiscovered planet Neptune

Event
1621

Paulus V, [Camillo Borghese], 233rd pope (1605-21), dies at 68

Death
1627

Alfonso Marsh, composer

Birth
1645

Gottfried Vopelius, composer

Birth
1687

Johannes Hevelius, astronomer (star cataloger), dies on 76th birthday

Death
1688

Jan Maurits Quinkhard, Dutch portrait painter

Birth
1689

English parliament ends king Charles II reign

Event
1691

Johann Balthasar Konig, composer

Birth
1693

Anna "Ivanovna", tsarina of Russia (1730-40) (2/7 NS)

Birth
1693

Gregor Joseph Werner, composer

Birth
1702

Hermanus Noordkerk, Dutch lawyer

Birth
1706

John Baskerville, English printer (typeface inventor)

Birth
1714

Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Pigeon)

Birth
1717

Mustapha III, Sultan of Turkey (1757-74)

Birth
1722

Johann Ernst Bach, composer

Birth
1725

Peter I "the Great" Romanov, czar of Russia, dies at 52 [NS=Feb 8]

Death
1754

Ludvig Holberg, Danish lawyer/writer (Hendrig og Pernille), dies at 69

Death
1756

Hans Adolf Friedrich von Eschstruth, composer

Birth
1757

Antonio Bartolomeo Bruni, composer

Birth
1768

John Wainwright, composer, dies at 44

Death
1768

Frederick VI, Danish king (1808-39); lost Norway to Sweden (1814)

Birth
1775

Peter the Great, Russia

Birth
1782

Jean-Baptiste-Bourguignon d'Anville, French geographer, dies at 84

Death
1784

George HG earl of Aberdeen, English secretary of State

Birth