On This Day

What Happened in January 1527

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 Croatian nobles elect Ferdinand I of Austria as king of Croatia in the Parliament on Cetin
  • Jan 5 Felix Manz, a leader of the Anabaptist congregation in Z├╝rich, is executed by drowning. (b. 1498)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 21 Juan de Grijalva, Spanish conquistador (c. 1489)