On This Day

What Happened in January 1585

Historical Events

  • Jan 2 Spain & Catholic France sign Saint League of Joinville

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 6 Claude Favre de Vaugelas, Savoyard grammarian, born in Meximieux, Duchy of Savoy (d. 1650)
  • Jan 27 Hendrick Avercamp, Dutch painter (d. 1634)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 16 Edward Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln, English admiral (b. 1512)