On This Day

What Happened in January 1546

Historical Events

  • Jan 23 Having published nothing for eleven years, Francois Rabelais publishes the Tiers Livre, his sequel to Gargantua and Pantagruel.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 27 Joachim III Frederick, elector (Brandenburg)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 21 Azai Sukemasa, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1491)