On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1559

Famous Deaths


Person of interestChristian III

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

1559 Highlights

About January 1, 1559

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 462 years and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn