On This Day

What Happened in January 1557

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Istv├ín Bocskay, Prince of Transylvania (d. 1606)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 2 Pontormo, Italian painter (Sepulture of Christ), dies at 62
  • Jan 8 Albert the Warlike, Prince of Bayreuth, dies at 34