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


LoveWedding of Interest

Jan 31 Spanish King Philip II (10) marries Elisabeth of Valois (13), daughter of Henry IV of France

King of Spain Philip II of Spain
King of Spain
Philip II of Spain

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 1 Guillaume du Bellay, Sieur de Langey, French soldier, dies at 52
  • Jan 1 Joachim du Bellay, French poet & founder of the PlĂ©iade, dies at 38
  • Jan 3 Peder Palladus, Danish church reformer (Visitasbog), dies at about 56
  • Jan 28 John a Lasco [John Laski], Polish nobleman/reformed theologist, dies