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

Philip II of Spain

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

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