On This Day

What Happened in January 1531

Historical Events

  • Jan 16 English Reformation parliament's 2nd sitting
  • Jan 26 Lisbon hit by Earthquake; about 30,000 die
  • Jan 31 King Ferdinand of Austria and King John Zapolya of Hungary officially recognise each other

Famous Weddings

Henry VIII

Jan 5 Pope Clemens VII forbids English King Henry VIII to remarry

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 22 Andrea del Sarto, Italian painter, dies at 44