On This Day

What Happened in January 1561

Historical Events

  • Jan 28 By Edict of Orleans French persecution of Huguenots is suspended

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 6 Thomas Fincke, Danish mathematician, born in Flensburg, Germany (d. 1656)

Person of interestFrancis Bacon

Jan 22 Francis Bacon, Strand, statesman/essayist (Novum Organum), born in London, England (d. 1626)

Statesman/Philosopher Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 31 Menno Simons, Dutch priest and vicar whose followers are named the Mennonites, dies at around 65
  • Jan 31 Bairam Khan, Great Mughal General, regent for Akbar