On This Day

What Happened in January 1592

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 Korean naval commander Admiral Yi Sun-sin begins his famous war diary "Nanjung ilgi" (included in UNESCO's Memory of the World 2013) [1]
  • Jan 30 Ippolito Aldobrandini elected Pope Clement VIII

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 5 Shah Jahan, 5th Mughal Emperor of India (1628-58) who built the Taj Mahal for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, born in Lahore, Mughal Empire (d. 1666)
  • Jan 22 Pierre Gassendi, Champtercier Provence, scientist/philosopher

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 5 Willem II, Duke of Gulik/Kleef/Gelre, dies at about 75
  • Jan 6 John Casimir of Simmern, German prince and regent for his nephew, Elector Frederick IV (b. 1543)