On This Day

What Happened in January 1573

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 Geuzen sets fire to Woudrichem

Victory in Battle

Jan 25 Battle of Mikatagahara, in Japan; Takeda Shingen defeats Tokugawa Ieyasu

  • Jan 28 Articles of Warsaw Confederation are signed, sanctioning freedom of religion in Poland.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Philippus Rovenius [Rouveen], Dutch apostile vicar
  • Jan 10 Simon Marius, German astronomer, born in Gunzenhausen, Germany (d. 1624)
  • Jan 31 Ambrosius Metzger, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 25 Hirate Hirohide, Japanese samurai, dies at the Battle of Mikatagahara (b. 1553)