On This Day

What Happened in January 1541

Historical Events


Victory in battleNew Settlement

Jan 15 King Francis I of France commissions Jean-Francois Roberval to settle the province of New France


Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 26 Florent Chrestien, French writer (d. 1596)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 6 Bernard van Orley, Flemish royal painter of Hungary, dies at about 52