On This Day

What Happened in January 1549

Historical Events

  • Jan 21 Act of Uniformity passed by the English Parliament requiring clergy use The Book of Common Prayer

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 19 Barthout van Assendelft, 1st land advocate of Holland, dies
  • Jan 23 Johannes Honter, Transylvanian Saxon humanist and theologian (b. 1498)
  • Jan 28 Elia Levita, German-Yiddish writer (Habachur), dies at about 80