What Happened in January 1595

Historical Events

Declaration of War

Jan 17 King Henry IV of France declares war on Spain

Theater Premiere

Jan 29 William Shakespeare's play "Romeo and Juliet" is thought to have been first performed. Officially published early 1597.


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Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 6 Claude Favre de Vaugelas, Savoyard grammarian and man of letters, born in Meximieux, Duchy of Savoy (d. 1650)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 5 Ercole Procaccini, Italian painter, dies
  • Jan 16 Murad III, Ottoman Sultan (1574-95), dies at 48
  • Jan 24 Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria, Governor of Bohemia, dies at 65