On This Day

What Happened in January 1571

Historical Events

  • Jan 11 Emperor Maximilian II grants Austrian adel freedom of religion

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Jan 23 Queen Elizabeth I of England opens Royal Exchange in London

Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 9 Karel Bonaventura Buquoy, French soldier (d. 1621)
  • Jan 21 John I Pontanus, physicist/historian (Amsterdam)
  • Jan 22 Robert Bruce Cotton, English antiquary, politician

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 3 Joachim II Hector, Elector of Brandenburg (1535-71), dies at 65
  • Jan 9 Nicolas Durand de Villegaignon, French naval officer (b. 1510)