On This Day

Famous People Born in January 1543

  • Jan 18 Alfonso Ferrabosco, Italian composer who brought madrigal music to England, born in Bologna (d. 1588)

Person of interestTokugawa Ieyasu

Jan 31 Tokugawa Ieyasu, Japanese Shogun who founded the first Tokugawa Shogunate and united Japan, born in Okazaki, Japan (d. 1616)