On This Day

What Happened in January 1584

Historical Events

  • Jan 7 Last day of the Julian calendar in Bohemia and The Holy Roman Empire
  • Jan 22 Parts of Switzerland adopt Gregorian calendar (& parts in 1812)

Famous Birthdays

Frederick Henry

Jan 29 Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange and stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Guelders, and Overijssel (1625-47), born in Delft, Dutch Republic (d. 1647)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 4 Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter (Strasbourg astronomical clock), dies at 44
  • Jan 30 Jonker Wigbold van Ewsum, mister of Nienoord, dies in battle
  • Jan 30 Pieter Jansz Pourbus, Flemish painter, dies