On This Day

What Happened in January 1559

Historical Events


CrownRoyal Coronation

Jan 15 Elizabeth I crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey

Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I

Famous Deaths


Person of interestChristian III

Jan 1 Christian III, King of Denmark (1534-59) and Norway (1537-59), dies at 55

King of Denmark and Norway Christian III
King of Denmark and Norway
Christian III

Person of interestChristian II

Jan 25 Christian II, King of Denmark, Sweden and Norway, dies at 77

King of Denmark, Sweden and Norway Christian II
King of Denmark, Sweden and Norway
Christian II
  • Jan 29 Thomas Pope, English politician, benefactor, dies at about 52