On This Day

What Happened in January 1571

Historical Events

Historic Event

Jan 11 Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II grants Austrian adel freedom of religion

Historic Event

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


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)