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

  • Jan 1 Christian III, King of Denmark and Norway (1534-59), dies at 55
  • Jan 25 Christian II, King of Denmark, Sweden and Norway, dies at 77
  • Jan 29 Thomas Pope, English politician, benefactor, dies at about 52