On This Day

What Happened in January 1583

Historical Events


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Jan 1 1st day of the Gregorian calendar in Holland & Flanders
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Pope Gregory XIII with the calendar that was to make his name
Pope Gregory XIII with the calendar that was to make his name
  • Jan 12 Holland begins use of Gregorian calendar (yesterday was 1/1/1583)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 8 Simon Episcopius, Dutch theologian, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1643)