On This Day

What Happened in January 1560

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 5 William Cobbold, composer
  • Jan 17 Gaspard Bauhin, Swiss botanist (d. 1624)

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 31 Spanish king Philip II marries Elisabeth van Valois

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 1 Guillaume du Bellay, Sieur de Langey, French soldier, dies
  • Jan 3 Peder Palladus, Danish church reformer (Visitasbog), dies at about 56
  • Jan 28 John a Lasco, [John Laski], Polish nobleman/reformed theologist, dies