What Happened in January 1596

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Historical Events

  • Jan 31 Catholic League disbanded

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 5 Henry Lawes, English composer
  • Jan 13 Jan J Goyen, Dutch landscape painter

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 21 John Ligarius, German theologist/prime minister, dies at 66

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 28 Francis Drake, English pirate, Admiral and Governor of Newfoundland (Porto Bello West Indies), dies of dysentery at 50

Vice Admiral and Navigator Francis Drake
Vice Admiral and Navigator
Francis Drake