On This Day

What Happened in January 1596

Historical Events

  • Jan 31 Catholic League disbanded

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 5 Henry Lawes, English composer, born in Dinton, United Kingdom (d. 1662)
  • Jan 13 Jan van Goyen, Dutch landscape painter, born in Leiden (d. 1656)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 21 John Ligarius, German theologist/prime minister, dies at 66

Francis Drake

Jan 28 Francis Drake, English pirate, Admiral and Governor of Newfoundland (Porto Bello West Indies), dies of dysentery at 50