On This Day

What Happened in January 1540

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 25 Edmund Campion, English Catholic Jesuit priest & martyr, born in London, England (d. 1581)
  • Jan 28 Ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (d. 1610)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 27 Angela Merici, Italian religious educator, founder of the Ursuline Order of nuns, and Roman Catholic saint, dies at 65