On This Day

What Happened in January 1517

Historical Events

  • Jan 22 Ottoman forces take Cairo, capital of the Mamluk Sultanate

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 17 Antonio Scandello, Italian composer (Passion of Johannes), born in Bergamo, Republic of Venice (now Italy) (d. 1580)
  • Jan 31 Gioseffo Zarlino, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 1 Hermann Vischer, the Younger, German bronze merchant, dies at 31