On This Day

What Happened in January 1586

Historical Events

  • Jan 15 Battle at Boxum: Spanish troops under Tassis beat state army

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 20 Johann Hermann Schein, German composer (Fontana d'Israel), born in GrĂ¼nhain, Saxony (d. 1630)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 18 Margaret of Austria, regent of The Netherlands (b. 1522)
  • Jan 25 Lucas Cranach the Younger, German painter, dies at 70