On This Day

What Happened in January 1562

Historical Events

  • Jan 15 3rd sitting of Council of Trente opens

Historic Event

Jan 17 French regent Catherine de' Medici issues the Edict of St Germain recognizing Huguenots in France

  • Jan 18 The Council of Trent is reopened by Pope Pius IV for its third (and final) session

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 12 Charles Emanuel I, the great, Duke of Savoy
  • Jan 13 Mark Alexander Boyd, Scottish poet (Sonnet of Venus and Cupid), born in Ayrshire, Scotland (d. 1601)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 9 Amago Haruhisa, Japanese samurai and warlord, dies at 46